Paul D. Steeves
Professor of History
Paul Steeves' academic specialty is the history of religion in Russia. His early research dealt with protestants in Russia with his doctoral dissertation titled "Evangelical Awakening in Russia" that focused on the early 20th century. Subsequently, the horizon of his research expanded to include other religions of Russia in many centuries. For more than 15 years he has maintained a widely regarded website, Russia Religion News, that posts his own English translations of Russian news reports dealing with contemporary religion in countries of the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Steeves was an early recipient of the Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching, the first recipient of the Homer and Dolly Hand Award for research, and the first professor appointed to the J. Ollie Edmunds Chair. He directed Stetson's Russian Studies Program during its rise to national recognition in the 1980s and chaired the History Department for eight years.
- Ph.D., University of Kansas
- M.A., University of Kansas
- B.A., Washington University
- History of religion in Russia
- History of Russia
- History of Communism
- Russian Civilization
- Early World Civilizations
- "Keeping the Faiths: Religion and Ideology in the Soviet Union"
- "Modern Encyclopedia of Religions in Russia and the Soviet Union," vols. 1-7
Contemporary religion in Russia
Issues of Religious Freedom in Countries of the Former Soviet Union