Olga Glagoleva

Senior Associate, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Olga Glagoleva

Current affiliations

  • Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Areas of interest

  • Russian History


Main Bio

Olga E. Glagoleva is a specialist in the 18th century Russian History, the history of Russian provinces in particular. Before coming to Canada in 1993, she defended her Ph.D. thesis in Russian History at the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia in 1987, and worked as Associate Professor at L.N. Tolstoy State Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia (1989–1993). From 1994 to 2007 she was Resident Fellow and then Associate of CERES (formerly CREES) at the University of Toronto, where she taught auxiliary courses in Russian history. She has lectured in France, Russia and North America. Glagoleva initiated and led a CIDA-funded International Collaborative Project dedicated to development of civic education and democracy in Russia (2003-2004). In years 2008-2021, she was affiliated with Deutsches Historisches Institut Moskau (DHI) as Director of the DHI-funded project Culture and Everyday Life of the Nobility in the Eighteenth-century Russian Provinces. As this project’s outcome, a 4-volume edition of archival documents and analytical articles has been published, with her as its editor and main contributor. Also, Glagoleva published several books of her own, numerous articles and book chapters for Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Canadian Slavonic Papers, Cahiers du Monde russe, among other refereed journals and publications. She authored and is maintaining three websites for better dissemination of knowledge in Russian history.