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Jessica Howell

Jessica Howell

Associate Professor of History Design, Chair of Humanities Department, Director of the Language Program

Department

Research, Professional and Creative Activity

Publications:

  • Rationality in a fatalistic world: explaining revolutionary apathy in pre-Soviet peasants.” Mind and Society 18, no. 125 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11299-019-00215-2
  • Editorial.  Journal on School Educational Technology 13, no. 4 (March-May 2018).
  • "Sweet Dreams: An Investigation of the failed Political Awakening of the Russian Peasantry" (under review; Agricultural History)
  • “Emancipation and the End of Autocracy” Issues and Controversies. Infobase Learning (under review)
  • Gateway to University Success Workbook.  Ohio: Thomson Learning Custom Publishing, 2000 

Presentations:

November 2019, Lee University, Cleveland, TN

  • Keynote Speaker, homecoming breakfast

November 2017, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

  • Chair, “The Soviets in Afghanistan”
  • Presenter, “The Failings of Agrarian Demands”

January 2016, XLII Study Conference on the Russian Revolution (British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies [BASEES]), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

  • Peasant Awakening: The Socialist Revolutionary Party and Rural Agitation

November 2016, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

  • “Using Fiction in the Classroom”
  • “Pedagogical Challenges and Solutions in Undergraduate Russian History Courses”

October 2015, Community Lecture Series, Flagler College

  • Myth Busters: The Online Takeover of Education

January 2015, XLI Study Conference on the Russian Revolution (British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies [BASEES]), London

  • “Sweet Dreams: An Investigation of the failed Political Awakening of the Russian Peasantry”

January 2014, XL Study Conference on the Russian Revolution (British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies [BASEES]), London

  • “Mission Impossible: Political Peasants”

October 2013, International Association of Online Learning (iNacol), Orlando, FL

  • “We Can Still Be Friends: Blending Virtual Education with Brick and Mortar Schools”

October 2010, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Guest Lecturer, “Revolutionary Trends in France: 1789-1848”

April 2009, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • Guest Lecturer, “The Russian Revolution, 1917”

April 2008, United States Naval War College, Chicago, IL

  • Invited Speaker, “Terrorism Today” 

April 2007, United States Naval War College, San Diego, CA and Bangor, WA

  • Invited speaker, “The Strategy and Policy of Terror: Russia, Ireland, Algeria, and Peru”

October 2001, Southeast World Historical Association, Tallahassee, FL

  • “Peasant Participation in Revolutionary Movements: Russia (1905 and 1917) and China (1949)”

 

Professional Profile

Dr. Howell is an Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Department at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida.  She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Russian History from Florida State University. She teaches courses in Russian history, general European history, and Latin American history. Her primary area of interest is 19th century agrarian social and political movements in Russia, though she is also interested in comparative revolutionary studies. Her research interests focuses on the economic and social conditions of Russian peasants and their political participation.  She is also currently working on an article highlighting missing voices of the Cuban Revolutionary movement.  In the summer of 2017, she led a group of students on a study abroad program, entitled “The Hunt for Red October,” to St. Petersburg and Moscow and has plans to take another group in 2020.

 

Teaching and Related Service

Courses taught:

  • HIS 102: Western Civilization II
  • HIS/LAS 201: Latin American History to Colonization
  • HIS/LAS 202: Latin American History from Independence to Modern Day
  • HIS 206: US History since 1877
  • HIS 300: Historical Methods
  • HIS 337: The United States and Latin America
  • HIS 340: Latin American Revolutions
  • HIS 340: Russia Under the Romanovs
  • HIS 440: Stalin's Russia
  • LAS 340: History of Mexico
  • LAS 340: History of Cuba
  • FYS 152: First Year Seminar

More Information

Office Hours (Virtual):

  • Monday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM