Areas of Interest: Russia, Soviet Union, History and Historians.
Biography: Dr. Raab is the author of All Shook Up: The Shifting Soviet Response to Catastrophes, 1917-1991 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017), The Crisis from Within: Historians, Theory and the Humanities (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015), Who is the Historian? (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016), Democracy Burning? Urban Fire Departments and the Limits of Civil Society in Late Imperial Russia, 1850-1914 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011).
Nigel focuses on Russia, the Soviet Union, civil society, natural disasters, and theories of historical analysis.