Leonard Friesen

Campus: Wilfrid Laurier
Office: DAWB 4th Floor
Email: ifriesen@wlu.ca

Academic Background

PhD, Toronto

Academic Interests

I am interested in: Global Ethics, Russian Studies (from the revolutionary, to the societal, to the Dostoevskian), the “West” as a modern problem.

Selected Publications


A book, Rural Revolutions, will be coming out this fall from the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and Harvard University Press.


  • “Toward a Market Economy: Fruit and Vegetable Production by New Russian Peasants, 1850-1900,” Canadian Slavonic Papers.
  • “Bukkers, Ploughs, and Lobogreikas: Peasant Acquisition of Agricultural Implements in New Russia before 1900,” Russian Review (July 1994).