Curriculum Vitae

Katherine M. Pickering
419 West 118th Street, Apartment 42
New York, NY 10027


Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History
Columbia University, New York, NY
Sub-Field: Imperial Russian History
Advisor: Professor Richard S. Wortman
M.A. expected Spring 2001, Ph.D. Spring 2006
1997 B.A. Russian Civilization, with Honors
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Senior Thesis (awarded special honors): A historical study of the rearing of Catherine the Great's grandsons.
Advisor: Professor Richard Hellie
GPA: 3.76, Major GPA: 3.90
Honors and Awards: National Merit Scholar, Dean's List 1993-97, Phi Beta Kappa
Course work: Russian History, Literature and Language; International Relations; Cinema Studies

Arcadia, Inc., offshore progamming company: English Language and Writing Tutor, January - May 1999
Planned and taught small advanced discussions for programmers working with foreign clients and travelling abroad
Wrote weekly reference handouts with vocabulary and usage notes, reading selections, and bibliographical notes
Taught course on professional writing
Email Arkadii Khotin for references

University of Chicago, Joseph Regenstein Library, Preservation Department: Project Assistant, NEH Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World Preservation Microfilm Project, Mar 96 - Aug 97
Researched preservation status of library's Ancient Near East collection, processed acquisitions and maintained preservation microfilm library, wrote informal guidebook for project assistant procedures
Email Kathy Arthur for references

Utopia Parkway, online magazine: Co-Creator, Co-Editor, March 1995 - June 1997
Wrote, edited, and conducted interviews and online research for our satirical journal of modern culture


Senior Thesis, "On the Education of Autocrats: Catherine's Grandsons," is forthcoming from Pavlovsk Press, in a volume of essays entitled Romanov Relations, volume 3, 2000.


Area of Specialization: Cultural and Institutional Russian History, 1801-1855
Master's Essay: "Adam Czartoryski, the Unofficial Committee, and the Influence of Early Nationalism in Alexander's Russia"


Intermediate Russian and Norwegian


Richard S. Wortman, Professor of Russian History, Columbia University
Richard Hellie, Professor of Russian History, Chair of Russian Civilization Program, University of Chicago
Sheila Fitzpatrick, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of Russian History, University of Chicago
Katie Trumpener, Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

Credentials available from the University of Chicago, Career and Placement Services, 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

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