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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
November 25, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Dr. Leonard Friesen

Associate Professor
Russia, Global Relations

Contact Information
Phone: 519 884 0710 ext.3259

Office Location: DAWB 5-152

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

PhD, Toronto

Academic Interests

I am interested in: Global Ethics, Russian Studies (from the revolutionary, to the societal, to the Dostoevskian), the "West" as a modern problem.

A book, Rural Revolutions, will be coming out this fall from the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and Harvard University Press.


"Toward a Market Economy: Fruit and Vegetable Production by New Russian Peasants, 1850-1900," Canadian Slavonic Papers.

"Bukkers, Ploughs, and Lobogreikas: Peasant Acquisition of Agricultural Implements in New Russia before 1900," Russian Review (July 1994).

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