1. co-edited with J. deGraffenried), Voices of the Voiceless: Religion, Communism, and the Keston Archive (Baylor University Press, 2019
  2. Jehovah's Witnesses and the Secular World: From the 1870s to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan,2018)
  3. Russian Society and the Orthodox Church: Religion in Russia after Communism (Routledge, 2005; paperback 2009)

Articles and Chapters

  1. 'A Greater Danger than a Division of the German Army': Bible Students and Opposition to War in World War I America’, Peace & Change 44, no 2 (2019), pp. 207-243.
  2. ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses as Extremists: The Russian State, Religious Pluralism, and Human Rights’, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 46 (2019), pp. 128-157.
  3. (co-authored with Emily Baran), ‘The 2002 Russian Anti-Extremism Law: An Introduction’, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 46 (2019), pp. 97-104.
  4. ‘The History of the Jehovah's Witnesses: An Appraisal of Recent Scholarship’, Journal of Religious History 41, no. 2 (June 2017), 251–260.
  5. (with A. Mitrofanova), ‘The Russian Orthodox Church’ in L. Leustean (ed.), Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2014), pp. 38-66.
  6. ‘Jehovah's Witnesses as Un-Americans? Scriptural Injunctions, Civil Liberties, and Patriotism’, Journal of American Studies 47, no. 4 (November 2013), pp. 1081 – 1108.
  7. ‘Preaching the Kingdom Message: The Jehovah’s Witnesses and Soviet Secularization’ in Catherine Wanner (ed.), State Secularism and Lived Religion in Russia and Ukraine (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 244-271.
  8. ‘Church, State, and Belief in Post-Soviet Russia’, The Russian Review 71, no. 1 (January 2012), pp. 122-127.
  9. ‘The Watch Tower Society and the End of the Cold War: Interpretations of the End-Times, Superpower Conflict, and the Changing Geo-Political Order’, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 79, no. 4 (December 2011), pp. 1018–1049.
  10. 'Writing Witness History: The Historiography of the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania', Journal of Religious History 35, no. 2, (2011), pp. 157-180.
  11. 'Obshchie cherty religioznoi politiki v sovetskom i postsovetskom prostranstve (na primere Svidetelei Iegovy)' in G. Besier & K. Stoklosa (eds), Religioznaia svoboda v demokraticheskom obshchestve (Lit Verlag, 2010), pp. 66-81 [in Russian].
  12. ‘Continuities in Soviet and Post-Soviet Religious Policy (with particular reference to Jehovah’s Witnesses)’, Religion- Staat – Gesellschaft 2 (2009), pp. 229-247
  13. 'Religious Freedom in Russia' in Mark D. Steinberg and Catherine Wanner (eds), Religion, Morality, and Community in Post- Soviet Societies (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Indiana University Press, 2008), pp. 281-314
  14. ‘Church, State and Society in Eastern Europe’ in I. Marga, G.G. Sander & D. Sandu (eds), Religion zwischen Kirche, Staat und Gesellschaft (Verlag Dr. Kovac, 2007), pp. 77-101
  15. (with Pete Lentini and Brad Williams), ‘Parties of Power and Russian Politics: A Victory of the State over Civil Society?’, Problems of Post-Communism 53: 1 (January-February 2006), pp. 3-14
  16. ‘Russian Orthodoxy, Russian Nationalism and Patriarch Aleksii II’, Nationalities Papers 33: 4 (December 2005), pp. 533-545
  17. ‘ Postsoviet Challenges to the Moscow Patriarchate, 1991-2001’, Religion, State and Society 32: 2 (June 2004), pp. 87-113
  18. ‘ The Symphonic Ideal: The Moscow Patriarchate’s Post-Soviet Leadership’, Europe-Asia Studies 55: 4 (June 2003), pp. 575-596
  19. 'Russia's Religion Law and Threats to Freedom of Conscience', Russian and Euro-Asian Bulletin 9, no. 6 (2000), pp. 1-15


Working Papers

  1. ‘Civil Society, Russian Orthodoxy and Democracy: Theoretical Framework/Conceptual Clarification’ in Christopher Marsh (ed.), Burden or Blessing: Russian Orthodoxy and the Construction of Civil Society and Democracy (Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University, 2004), pp. 9-16
  2. ‘Russian Orthodoxy and Religious Pluralism: Post-Soviet Challenges’, CERC Working Papers Series (Contemporary Europe Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, 2003)

Reference Work Entries

  1. ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ and ‘Joseph Franklin Rutherford’ entries in M. K. Hall (ed.), Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of United States Peace and Antiwar Movements (ABC-Clio, forthcoming 2018).
  2. ‘Orthodox Churches’ entry in Andrew Brown-May and Shurlee Swain (eds), The Encyclopedia of Melbourne (Cambridge University Press, 2005), p. 525
  3. ‘Recent History’ section of Bulgaria, Georgia, and Ukraine entries in SBS World Guide ( Hardie Grant Books, 2004), pp. 113; 274; 759
  4. ‘Episcopate’ and ‘Pamyat’ entries in James R. Millar (ed.), Encyclopedia of Russian History (Macmillan Reference U.S.A., 2004), vol. 2, 463-464; vol.3, p. 1133


  1. (with Anastasia Mitrofanova), ‘Beyond the Moscow Patriarchate: Popular Piety and Protest in the Russian Orthodox Church’, East-West Church and Ministry Report 23, no. 4 (Fall 2015), pp. 11-14.
  2. (with Steve Rooney) ‘Self-assessment Initiative’, Journal for Excellence in Teaching and Learning vol. 3 (2012), pp. 1-6.
  3. ‘Working in the Keston Archive’, Keston Newsletter no. 14 (2011), pp. 1- 4.
  4. 'The Reconstruction of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior', East-West Church and Ministry Report 15, no. 1 (2007), pp. 17-18
  5. Book reviews in the journals Slavic Review, Revolutionary Russia, Europe-Asia Studies, Slavonica, Russian Review, Canadian Slavonic Papers, Nationalities Papers, Anthropos, Australian Slavonic & East European Studies, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review and Slavonic & East European Review.


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