History

Dr. Tom R. Trice

Dr. Thomas R. Trice, History Associate ProfessorAssociate Professor
Modern Europe; Russia
E-mail: ttrice@calpoly.edu
Office: Building 47, Room 25P
Phone: (805) 756-2724

 

 

Education

  • Ph. D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • M.A. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • B.A. Louisiana College, Pineville, LA

Research and Teaching Interests

My primary research interests include death and dying in late imperial and early Soviet Russia, and the societies and cultures of the Black Sea littoral during the nineteenth century.

Work in progress: The “Body Politic”: Death and the Politics of Representation in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1841-1929  (EDC: spring 2008)

Awards, Honors and Professional Activities

  • Faculty Fellow for the California Campus Compact - Carnegie Foundation Faculty Fellows: Service-Learning for Political Engagement Program, 2007-09
  • State Faculty Support Grant, California Polytechnic State University, 2005
  • Faculty Development Grant, California Polytechnic State University, 2002
  • International Research and Exchanges Board, Short-term Research Fellowship, 2001
  • American Council for Teachers of Russian, Research Fellowship, 2001
  • American Historical Association, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Research Award, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History, s. v. “Death in Imperial Russia.”  [2006]
  • Review of Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine, edited by Samuel H. Baron and Nancy Shields Kollmann, Canadian Slavonic Papers 46, nos. 1-2 (March-June 2004): 232-33.
  • Guest Editor’s Introduction to “(Un)natural Death and Conspiratorial Politics in Modern Russia,” a special issue of Russian Studies in History 42, no. 3 (winter 2003-04): 4-7.
  • “Rites of Protest: Populist Funerals in Imperial St. Petersburg, 1876-1878,” Slavic Review 60, no. 1 (Spring 2001): 50-74.
  • Review of Suicide as a Cultural Institution in Dostoevsky’s Russia, by Irina Paperno, Russian History/Histoire Russe 26, no. 3 (Fall 1999): 338-339.

Selected Presentations

  • “To Your Eternal Memory”: Mourning Russia’s Dead,” 39th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2007
  • Discussant, “The Civic Censor: Fashion, Sensation, and Commerce in Late Imperial Russian Print Media, 38th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, DC, November 2006
  • “’How Many Victims of Insatiable Moloch Must Perish’: Pimps, Procurers, and Innocent Maidens in Late Imperial Odessa,” presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2004
  • “Sex and the Sailor: Containing Sexual Disorder in Urban Russia,” presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Toronto, Canada, November 2003
  • Participant, Roundtable on Religion and Culture in Recent Russian Historiography, 35th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Toronto, Canada, November 2003
  • “The ‘Body Politic’: Funerary Politics in Tsarist Russia, 1909-1916,” presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2003
  • Discussant, “Law and Order?  Circumventing the Legal Code in Tsarist Russia,” 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Arlington, Virginia, November 2001
  • “Categorizing Corpses: The Politics of Cemetery Reform in Modern Russia,” presented at the 31st Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Denver, Colorado, November, 2000
  • “Cremation and the Culture of Progress in Modern Russia,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Slavists, Edmonton, Canada, May 2000

Service

  • Member, Executive Committee, General Education Program, California Polytechnic State University, 2007-present
  • Member, Assessment Committee, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, 2007-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, California Polytechnic State University, 2007-present
  • Affirmative Action Representative, California Faculty Association, Faculty California Polytechnic State University, 2007-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Cal Poly Democrats, California Polytechnic State University, 2006-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Historical Society, California Polytechnic State University, 2006-present
  • Junior Faculty Representative, California Faculty Association, Faculty California Polytechnic State University, 2006-07
  • Faculty Senator, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, 2005-07
  • Employment Equity Facilitator, Department of History, California Polytechnic State University, 2005-present
  • Member, First Generation College Student Initiative, University Diversity Enhancement Council, California Polytechnic State University, 2005-present
  • Member, Speakers Committee, Department of History, California Polytechnic State University, 2005-06
  • Member, Assessment Committee, Department of History, California Polytechnic State University, 2004-present
  • Member, Faculty Program Committee, Adult Degree Program: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2004-present
  • Coordinator, Program Review for Department of History, California Polytechnic State University, 2003-04
  • Member, Academic Senate Fairness Board, California Polytechnic State University, 2003-05
  • Member, Liberal Studies Committee, California Polytechnic State University, 2003-04, 2005-present
  • Member, Coordinating Committee on AIDS and HIV Infection, California Polytechnic State University, 2002-present
  • Member, Budget and Travel Committee, Department of History, California Polytechnic State University, 2002-04
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Department of History, California Polytechnic State University, 2002-04
  • Member, M. A. Committee, Department of History, California Polytechnic State University, 2002-03.

Organizational Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies

Courses

- Comparative Empires (Habsburg, Ottoman), c. 1750-1914

- Imperial Russian Cultural History, c. 1700-1917

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