William Nickell

Slavic Languages and Literatures

William Nickell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. His research concerns Russian cultural history, and has often focused on Tolstoy. His first book, The Death of Tolstoy: Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910 (Cornell University Press, 2010) received honorable mention for the Scaglione Prize of the Modern Language Association. His research in Soviet cultural history has led him to the study of Soviet sanitoria, as well as the technological and economic undercurrents that shape Russian and Western culture. Of late, he organized the exhibit Sanatorium: Sochi and Battle Creek on the Crossroads of Medical History at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Chicago.