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Chelsea GibsonEducation:
B.A., History, North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega
M.A., Modern U.S., Binghamton University

Modern U.S.


Chelsea Gibson

Advisor: Professor Leigh Ann Wheeler

My dissertation looks at the interactions between Russian revolutionaries and the American public from the late nineteenth century up until the Bolshevik Revolution, with a particular focus on the figure of the radical Russian woman. I have taught two courses at Binghamton and have had the great fortune to TA for a number of classes as well as teach several small courses through the LxC program. I am currently endeavoring to learn Russian, and have just spent a wonderful summer at the Indiana University Summer Language Program where I completed an 8-week intensive Russian course.

Dissertation Title: "'American Women, Revolutionary Kin': Female Russian Radicals and the Women's Rights Movement in America, 1880-1920."

Courses Taught

  • Russian Revolution through American Eyes, Summer 2015
  • Modern American Civilization, Summer 2014

Teaching Assistant

  • Sex & Law in 20th Century U.S., Spring 2014
  • Modern American Civilization, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
  • Imperial Russian History, Fall 2012
  • Foundations of America, Fall 2013

Language Resource Specialist, Languages Across the Curriculum Program (LxC)

  • Borderlands of Eastern Europe, Spring 2015
  • International Business, Spring 2015
  • History of Soviet Russia, Fall 2014


  • "Babushka and the Bolsheviks: Catherine Breshkovsky and the American Red Scare," Upcoming Presentation, UNYWHO Conference, Seneca Falls, N.Y., September 2015
  • "Internationalizing American History," Presented at the 2015 Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Conference at Denison University, April 2015
  • "Suffrage and Revolution: Boston's Women and the Movement for a Free Russia," Presented at the New England and the World Conference, Boston University, October 2014
  • "'There is Another Kind of Woman in Russia': Constructing the Images of Russian Women in the United States, 1880-1910," Presented at SUNY Brockport Graduate Student Conference, March 2013

Grants and Awards

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship (Russian), 2015
  • Foreign Language Acquisition Grant, Binghamton University, Spring 2015
  • Research Grant, Binghamton University, Spring 2015
  • 2010-2011 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Professional Experience

  • Lead Managing Editor, Journal of Women's History, June 2014-August 2015
  • Graduate Student Representative, Society for the Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, August 2014-present

Last Updated: 8/12/16