Andrey Gornostaev

Andrey Gornostaev is a Ph.D.

Candidate and teaching assistant in the History Department at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His research interests focus on the issues of unfree labor and illegal social and geographic mobility among peasants in early modern Russia. Currently, he is working on his dissertation, titled Peasants “on the Run”: State Control, Fugitives, and Social and Geographic Mobility in Imperial Russia, 1649-1796, in which he seeks to understand the interplay between the tsarist state and runaway peasants in the age of serfdom.