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Randall A.  Poole

Randall A. Poole

Professor of History; College of St. Scholastica

Areas of Expertise

Russian and European Intellectual History; History of Ideas; History of Religious and Political Thought

Curriculum Vitae

    Poole’s research interests include Russian and European intellectual history, the history of ideas, and the history of philosophical and religious thought. He is translator and editor of Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social Philosophy (Yale University Press, 2003); co-editor (with G. M. Hamburg) of A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830-1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (Cambridge University Press, 2010, 2013); co-editor (with Paul W. Werth) of Religious Freedom in Modern Russia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018); and author of many articles and book chapters.

    Poole is a Fellow of the International Center for the Study of Russian Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Saint Petersburg State University.

    In 2012, Poole was Visiting Professor of Russian Intellectual History at the University of Toronto. He has held research fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, as well as New York University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and other institutions. Over the past 25 years, he has delivered some 75 papers and lectures at academic conferences and universities in the United States and abroad. Many of his publications may be found here and here.

    Poole holds a doctorate and a master of arts in modern European and Russian history from the University of Notre Dame. He holds a bachelor of arts in government and Russian/Soviet studies from Cornell University.