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Aileen Friesen

Aileen Friesen Title: Associate Professor, Executive Director of the Plett Foundation
Phone: 204-786-9352
Office: 2B16
Building: Bryce Hall
Email: ai.friesen@uwinnipeg.ca



HIST-2102(3) Mennonite Studies II
HIST-2132(3) History of Peace & Nonviolence II

Research Interests:

Mennonite history; European history; Migration


Colonizing Russia’s Promised Land: Orthodoxy and Community on the Siberian Steppe (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press) 

The Russian Mennonite Story: The Heritage Cruise Lectures by Paul Toews with Aileen Friesen (Centre for Transnational Mennonites Studies, 2018) 

“Sowers of Hatred or Prosperity: Mennonites, Faith and Collective Agriculture in

Western Siberia.” Journal of Mennonite Studies vol. 34, (2017): 287-302. 

“An Expanding Christian Empire: Archpriest Ioann Vostorgov and Russian Orthodox

Missionary Aspirations in Asia.” Canadian Slavonic Papers vol.57, nos.1-2

(2015): 56-75. 

“Missionary Priests’ Reports from Siberia.” in Orthodox Christianity in Imperial

Russia. ed. Heather Coleman. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014): 289-305. 

“The Case of a Siberian Sect: Mennonites and the Incomplete Transformation of

Russia’s Religious Structure.” Journal of Mennonite Studies vol. 30, (2012): 137-56. 

“Assembling an Intervention: The Russian Government and the Mennonite Brethren

Schism of the 1860s.” Journal of Mennonite Studies vol. 26, (2008): 221-37.