Ekaterina Pravilova is an assistant professor in the History Department specializing in 19th century Imperial Russia. A native of St. Petersburg, Professor Pravilova received a Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1997. She was a research scholar at the Academy from 1995 to 2004. An assistant professor at the North-Western Academy of Public Administration from 1996 to 2002, she then served as an assistant professor at the European University at St. Petersburg from 2002 to 2006. She joined the faculty at Princeton as an assistant professor in the fall of 2006.
Prof. Pravilova’s first book, Zakonnost’ I prvava lichnosti: administrativnaia justitsija v Rossii, vtoraia polovina, 19 veka – Oktiabr’ 1917 (Legality and Individual Rights: Administrative Justice in Russia, second half of the 19th century – October 1917), (Obrazovanie-Kul’tura, St. Petersburg, 2000) focused on the administration of justice in Imperial Russia and explored the legal relationship between the Russian state and its subjects. In her second book,Finansy Imperii: dengi i vlast v politike Rossii na natsionalnykh orkainakh (Finances of Empire: Money and Power in Russia’s National Borderlands), (Novoe Izdatel’stvo, 2006), she shifted her attention to the economic history of Imperial Russia, and Poland, Finland, Turkestan and Transcaucasia. She received a Gerda Henkel Shtiftung award for her research project, as well as grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and in 2003 she participated in the Fulbright-Kennan Institute Visiting Scholar Program through the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington DC. She received a Russian Academy of Sciences Award for her monograph Legality and Individual Rights: Administrative Justice in Russia.
In 2010 Prof.Pravilova was awarded ACLS Charles Ryskamp Fellowship for her project "Res publicae in the imperial state? Property and power in the Russian Empire".
Professor Pravilova is now working on her monograph on public interests and property rights in late Imperial Russia.
Professor Pravilova teaches a course on Imperial Russia and a graduate course on the history of reforms in Russia from the 18th century to the early 20th century.
The Property of Empire. Islamic Law and Russian Agrarian Policy in Transcaucasia and Turkestan, in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 12, 2 (Spring 2011), 353-86.Les res publicae russes. Discours sur la propriété publique à la fin de l’Empire, in Annales. Histoire, sciences sociales. mai-juin 2009, n° 3, p. 579-609
River of Empire: Geopolitics, Irrigation, and the Amu Darya in the Late 19th Century in Cahiers d’Asie Central. 2009, n17-18, p.255-287
From the Zloty to the Ruble: The Kingdom of Poland in the Monetary Politics of the Russian Empire, in Jane Burbank, Mark von Hagen, Anatolyi Remnev, eds. Russian empire : space, people, power, 1700-1930. (Bloomington : Indiana University Press). 2007. pp.295-319
Finansy Imperii: Dengi i vlast’ v politike Rossii na natsionalnykh okrainakh [Finances of Empire: Money and Power in Russian policy in the imperial borderlands].(Moscow: “Novoe Izdatel’stvo”, 2006, 450 pp.)
Zakonnost’ i prava lichnosti: administrativnaia iustitsija v Rossii, vtoraia polovina 19 veka – Oktiabr’ 1917 [Legality and Individual Rights: Administrative Justice in Russia, second half of the 19th century – October 1917 ] ( St.Petersburg:“Obrazovanie – Kul’tura”, 2000) 300 pp.
1. A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia