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 historyof 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.