Daniel Scarborough, PhD

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Daniel Scarborough is an Assistant Professor of Russian history and religion at Nazarbayev University. His interests include the religious and intellectual history of late imperial Russia, the local history of Moscow and Tver, and Russia’s Silver Age.

Daniel grew up in Jacksonville Florida. He studied philosophy as an undergraduate at St. John’s College in Santa Fe New Mexico before moving to Russia in 2001 to teach English as a Peace Corps volunteer. He taught English in Opochka, Lodeinoe Pole, and Tver. Daniel returned to Russia in 2007 to conduct archival research in Moscow and Tver as a Fulbright-Hays fellow. In 2012, he earned his PhD in Russian history from Georgetown University.  He continued to teach Russian and European history in the DC area at Georgetown, Marymount, and Howard universities for the next year. From 2013 to 2015, Daniel taught Russian religious history and global Christianity at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. He began teaching Russian history at Nazarbayev University in August of 2015.

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