Christine D. Worobec

Christine
Worobec
Treasurer, 2021-2023

Board of Trustees and Distinguished Research Professor Emerita at Northern Illinois University

Worobec has written numerous path-breaking books and articles, especially her monographs Peasant Russia: Family and Community in the Post-Emancipation Period (Princeton University Press), which won the Association of Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Heldt Prize for the Best Book by a Woman in 1991, and Possessed: Women, Witches, and Demons in Imperial Russia (Northern Illinois University Press), which won the Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Women’s Studies a decade later. Worobec has also collaborated on reference works including Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia: A Comprehensive Bibliography (with Mary Zirin, Irina Livezeanu, and June Pachuta-Farris). Among Worobec’s edited essay collections, Russia’s Women: Accommodation, Resistance, Transformation (with Barbara E. Clements and Barbara A. Engel) is particularly noteworthy. Most recently, she worked to map and analyze Orthodox pilgrimages in modern Ukraine and Russia.

A member of the AAASS/ASEEES since 1985, she served on its Board of Directors and chaired various committees, including the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession for five years. Worobec has also served as AWSS president, vice president, and board member, service that was honored by the AWSS Outstanding Achievement Award. She has served on the editorial boards of several journals and refereed seventeen additional journals. Worobec has advised countless organizations and administrative committees.

Finally, Worobec served, for nearly twenty years, as editor of the Russian Studies Series at Northern Illinois University Press. Under her direction, this series published a number of significant scholarly books and enabled many junior scholars to establish themselves.