Born and raised in Vladimir, Russia, Stepan Serdiukov graduated with a BA in Journalism from Moscow State University in 2012 and followed up with an MA in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2016. His dissertation, entitled “Identity, Citizenship, and the Modern State: Russian Sectarian Migrants in the United States, 1901-1930” explores the questions of citizenship, limits to religious freedom, and immigrant assimilation in the Russian Empire and the Progressive Era-United States through a case study of dissident Christian group active in both countries at the turn of the twentieth century. Stepan’s broader research interests include comparative study of modern empires, historical preservation, museum studies, and the lived experience of migration.
Serdiukov's article, "Lonely states. Why the US is hitting the hardest by the epidemic," was published on the Carnegie Moscow Center website 7/4/2020. His article, "The end of racial optimism. Why the legacy of the South has become a major problem in the USA," was published on the Carnegie Moscow Center website 8/22/2017.