Dr. Christopher D. Ely

Professor of History

Dr. Christopher Ely

Ph.D., History, Brown University
M.A., European History, University of California, Davis
B.A., English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

Work Experience

Harvard University: Lecturer in History and Literature
Harvard University: Freshman Seminars Program
Lesley College: Adjunct Professor

I specialize in the history of Imperial (Tsarist) Russia. My areas of interest include Russian populism, radicalism, terrorism, underground activism, urban space, national identity and landscape aesthetics.

I teach European history and world history, mostly of the modern period. Some of the classes I teach are Revolution in Europe, The History of Terrorism, The City and its Underground, Russian History, European Intellectual History and The HIstory of Food and Eating.

I am a distance runner, mostly 5k and 10k events. I play electric and acoustic guitar, enjoy cooking, gardening, foreign languages and travel, and I am a pretty accomplished bird watcher out in the field, but I mostly watch the two parrots I have at home.

Contact: 561-799-8607; SR 202

cely@fau.edu