Ph.D., History, Brown University
M.A., European History, University of California, Davis
B.A., English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Harvard University: Lecturer in History and Literature
Harvard University: Freshman Seminars Program
Lesley College: Adjunct Professor
Dr. Ely’s work focuses on the late-imperial period of Russian history (c. 1861-1917). He is interested in rural landscape and Russian identity as well as urban space and its relation to public culture. He is currently studying the impact changes within Russia’s metropolitan centers in the 1860s and 1870s had on the political dynamics of the Russian public sphere.