Erika Monahan D'96

Visiting Associate Professor

I am Dartmouth '96. As an undergraduate shuttling across the Green from class to dorm to library, I had no idea of the extent to which the ideas and areas of inquiry I was introduced to here in Hanover would shape my professional life. I majored in History and received certificates in Russian Area Studies and Environmental Studies; now I am a history professor who teaches several courses, including one on the environmental history of Russia. After graduating from Dartmouth I worked for a small company in Russia 1997-2000. This sparked my interest in the history of enterprise in Russia, which is the subject of my first book, The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia (Cornell University Press, 2016). I am deeply interested in the early modern world and how Russia and Eurasia fit into our understanding of the increasing connectivity of that era.
I am thrilled to return to Hanover to continue my education in a teaching capacity for the 2018-2019 school year. I will be offering the following courses during my stay here and invite you to study with me.

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404 Carson Hall


  • Stanford University, M.A., Ph.D., History
  • Dartmouth College, A.A., 1996