David Rainbow

David Rainbow is an instructional assistant professor in the Honors College at the University of Houston. He teaches and writes about modern Russian and Eurasian history and is currently writing a book on the history of Russian and Soviet imperial power in Siberia from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Dr. Rainbow is also editing a volume on the history of race in Russia. Prior to coming to Houston in 2015, he held postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University and New York University and was a writer-in-residence at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU. He holds an M.A. in European intellectual history from Drew University and a Ph.D. in Russian history from NYU. Before becoming a historian, he worked as an engineer aboard a merchant ship on the Pacific, a rancher in western North Dakota, and has lived in Russia and Siberia several times.

(Spring 2019, Spring 2020)