Laurie S. Stoff
William Y. Thompson Endowed Professorship in History
Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Stoff joined the history faculty at Louisiana Tech University in the fall of 2006. She received her PhD from the University of Kansas and specializes in Russian, East European, and women's and gender history, with particular focus on the modern period. Dr. Stoff serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of History. Her book, They Fought for the Motherland: Russia's Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution, details the experiences of the women who served as combatants during the First World War in Russia. Currently, she is researching the participation of Russian women in medical services in World War I.
Her most recent article,“The ‘Myth of the War Experience’ and Russian Wartime Nursing in World War I,” was published in the journal Aspasia, The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History Vol. 6 (2012).
Dr. Stoff is also part of the international editorial team for the multi-volume project "Russia's Great War and Revolution," and will serve as lead editor for a volume exploring the frontline experiences of soldiers, nurses, and prisoners of war.
Email: Dr Stoff
Office: GTM 120
Phone: (318) 257-5480
||World History to 1500: An introduction to political, social, economic, and intellectual movements, which have shaped the foundations of civilizations, with primary focus on what is traditionally labeled the "West," from the beginnings of recorded history to the Renaissance.
||World History since 1500: An introduction to political, social, economic and intellectual movements, which have shaped the development of Western civilization from the Renaissance to the modern day.
||Early and Imperial Russia: A study of approximately 1000 years of Russian history, from the establishment of the first Russian state in the 9th century through Imperial Russia of the 19th century.
||Modern Russia: A study of the history of Russia in the modern period, from the late 19th through century to the present, with emphasis on the Soviet period and the development of the communist state.
||Women in History: An examination of the history of women and gender in Western civilizations from the earliest known societies through the 20th century tracing the development of women's roles, behaviors, sexuality, and contributions to the development of western civilization.
Modern Eastern Europe: An overview of the lands, peoples, and states of Eastern Europe from 1792 to the present examining political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the nations of Eastern Europe as they developed in the modern period.
||The Roots of Modern Civilization: A study of the major developments in western civilization that contributed to the creation of the modern world with particular focus on what constitutes "modern."
|Russian Society and Culture: An introduction to Russian society and culture from the earliest East Slav settlements to the present day exploring the development of Russia through an overview of its art, architecture, literature, music, thought, and film.
||Graduate Seminar in Women's and Gender History: A graduate-level introduction to the scholarly study of women and gender in the modern Western world that surveys recent historiographical and theoretical treatments in the history of women and gender drawn from modern European and US history.
|Gender Studies 101
||Introduction to Gender Studies: An interdisciplinary introduction to study of gender which serves as the foundation course for the minor in Gender Studies