Alison Rowley

Dr. Alison Rowley is a Professor in the Department of History at Concordia University (Montreal), and she is presently serving her second term as President of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS).  She has published a number of articles about Russian visual and popular culture, and is the author of Open Letters: Russian Popular Culture and the Picture Postcard, 1880-1922 (University of Toronto Press, 2013).  She is currently working on two book projects: Putin Kitsch in America (advance contract signed with McGill-Queen’s University Press); and Imagining Russia in America: Depicting the Other from the Tsars to the Soviets (advance contract signed with I.B. Tauris).


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Recent articles  

“’Trump and Putin sittin’ in a Tree’: Material Culture, Slash and the Pornographication of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election,” Porn Studies, Vol. 4. No. 4 (2017), 381-405.  (

“Dark Tourism and the Death of Russian Emperor Alexander II, 1881-1891,” The Historian, Vol. 79, No. 2 (Summer 2017), pp. 229-55. (