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«August 2019»

Denis Vovchenko

Northeastern State University
Russia / USA
From Rightwing Extremism to Unorthodox Fascism: the Evolution of the Far Right in Russia, Greece, and Bulgaria (1905-1939).
Gerda Henkel Fellowships

Dr. Denis Vovchenkov got his BA degree, Summa Cum Laude in Linguistics and Literature in 1999 and MA, Summa Cum Laude in 2001
with a major Field in Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature, Modern Greek Language from the Moscow State Lomonosov University Moscow, Russia. He earned a second MA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree with a dissertation on "Containing Balkan Nationalism: Imperial Russia and Ottoman Christians (1856-1912)". His main research interests are: religion, nationalism, modernity, gender, peace studies, Russia, Balkans.
Work History:

  • Associate Professor of History, Fall 2015-Present
  • Assistant Professor of History, Fall 2008-Spring 2015, History Department, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK


  • “Containing Balkan Nationalism: Imperial Russia and Ottoman Christians (1856-1914),” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)    
  • “From Right-Wing Extremism to Unorthodox Fascism: the Evolution of the Far Right in Russia, Bulgaria, and Greece (1905-1939)” in progress


  • “Gendering Irredentism? Self and Other in Russian Pan-Orthodoxy and Pan-Slavism (1856-1885),” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34, 2 (February 2011): 248-274
  • “Modernizing Orthodoxy: Russia and the Christian East (1856-1914),” Journal of the History of Ideas, 73, 2 (April 2012): 295-317
  • “Creating Arab Nationalism? Russia and Greece in Ottoman Syria and Palestine (1840-1909),” Middle Eastern Studies, 6, 49 (2013): 901-918
  • “Triumph of Orthodoxy in the Age of Nationalism: the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Sublime Porte, Russia, and Greece (1856-1890),” Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, 28/29 (2012/2013): 255-266
  • “From Rival Empires to Fraternal Republics: The Evolution of Russo-Turkish Relations (1908-1938),” Soli Ozel, Alexei Miller, and Fedor Lukyanov eds., Russia and Turkey in the Global Order (Vienna: University of Vienna Institute of Human Sciences, forthcoming 2018). 
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