Patricia Herlihy is a professor of history emerita at Brown University. Her areas of interest include the social, economic, and religious history of Russia and the Ukraine in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She taught Russian and Soviet history at Brown University. Her book Odessa: A History, 1794-1914 (Harvard University Press, 1987) was released in Ukrainian at the Fourth International Ukrainian Studies Conference in 1999 and was also published in Russian in 2007. She is also the author of Odessa Memories (University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2003), and The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia (Oxford University Press, 2002). She is working on a biography of Eugene Schuyler, a nineteenth century Russian historian, translator, and diplomat who served in Russia, Constantinople, Rumania, Serbia, Greece, England, Italy, and Egypt. Professor Herlihy received her PhD in Russian history from the University of Pennsylvania.