Victoria Smolkin is Assistant Professor of History and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut). She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley in 2010. Her research has been supported by Princeton University’s Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies; the Social Science Research Council Eurasia Post-Doctoral Research Award; the Sherman Emerging Scholar Lectureship; the Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship in Religion and Ethics; and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, and the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.  Click here for her CV. Her book, A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheis, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in Spring 2018. She is currently working on a new project that examines the religious question in the Soviet Cold War.