Alberto Masoero (BA University of Turin 1982, MA Princeton University 1985, PhD University of Turin 1990) is Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian History at the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Turin. He taught Russian History at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice for many years. He has published on populism, Russian economic thought and the image of the United States in the Tsarist Empire. He is currently working on a project on representations of resettlement and spatial transformation in late imperial Russia, mostly Siberia. He was co-editor of Russian Social Thought. Foreign Models and National Context (Milan: 2000, with Antonello Venturi). Among his recent publications are: Territorial Colonization in Late Imperial Russia. Stages in the Development of a Concept (“Kritika. Exploration in Russian and Eurasian History”, 2014), Layers of Property in the Tsar’s Settlement Colony: Projects of Land Privatization in Siberia in the Late Nineteenth Century (Central Asia Survey, 2010), as well as Citizenship [grazhdanstvennost’] and Land Rights [zemleustrojstvo] in Tsarist Siberia (“Contemporanea”, 2016).