Joseph F. Rosenfield Professor of Social Studies
Kaiser has taught at Grinnell since 1979, and in 2008, entered Senior Faculty Status. A specialist in medieval and early modern Russia, Mr. Kaiser has studied legal, social, and demographic history. He is the author of The Growth of the Law in Medieval Russia (Princeton University Press, 1980), and is editor and translator of The Laws of Rus'-Tenth to Fifteenth Centuries (Charles Schlacks, 1992). He is also editor of The Workers' Revolution in Russia, the View from Below (Cambridge University Press, 1987), and with Gary Marker edited Reinterpreting Russian History, Readings 860-1860s (Oxford University Press, 1994). He is currently at work on two large projects, one devoted to the history of domestic life in early modern Russia, and another examining immigration from the Russian Empire. In his spare time Kaiser enjoys listening to keyboard and choral music, likes to travel, and sometimes experiments in the kitchen.
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