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).
Press about current research –
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/7xwkyx/good-god-theres-a-lot-of-trump-putin-erotica-out-there [This link may not be live anymore – not sure why?]
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. (https://0-www-tandfonline-com.mercury.concordia.ca/doi/full/10.1080/23268743.2017.1353919)
“Dark Tourism and the Death of Russian Emperor Alexander II, 1881-1891,” The Historian, Vol. 79, No. 2 (Summer 2017), pp. 229-55. (https://0-onlinelibrary-wiley-com.mercury.concordia.ca/doi/abs/10.1111/hisn.12503)