Catherine Evtuhov

Membership:  2017

Member Bio

Catherine Evtuhov is a professor of history at Columbia University in New York. Her interests lie at the intersection of ideas, culture, and society in Russia, ranging broadly over the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. She published the first translation of Russian philosopher Sergei Bulgakov’s Philosophy of Economy: The World as Household (1912; Yale UP, 2000), a work of social theory based deeply on the relationship between human beings and nature. Her most recent book, Portrait of a Russian Province: Economy, Society, and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Nizhnii Novgorod (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), delves into the ecology of ravines, rivers, and forests, and contemporary scientific thinking about them. With David Moon (York University, UK) and Julia Lajus (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia), Catherine has received funding from the British Leverhulme Trust and the Georgetown University Environment Initiative for an international collaborative project seeking to establish and broaden the field of Russian environmental history.
For more on the collaborative project, please see:


New Directions in Russian Environmental History (with David Moon and Julia Lajus)