Kristen Edwards, Ph.D.

Kristin EdwardsLecturer, History and Political Science

Since receiving her Ph.D. in History from Stanford (1996), Kristen Edwards has been teaching Russian and European history in the Bay Area. Formerly a professor of history at Menlo College, she is a contributor to, a multimedia website that provides access to thousands of Soviet texts, videos, songs, and images. Edwards studied at Leningrad State University, led educational groups to the Soviet Union, conducted archival research in Siberia, and rode the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Mongolia to Irkutsk to Moscow. In addition to her work at NDNU, Edwards currently teaches at Stanford Continuing Studies and recently led a tour to Russia through Stanford Travel/Study.


  • Ph.D., MA, History, Stanford University
  • BA, Comparative Literature and Russian Language and Literature, Brown University

Courses Taught

  • World History
  • Revolutionary Russia
  • Model Arab League
  • Novels as History