Patricia Herlihy

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Patricia Herlihy is an American historian and author specializing in Russian and Soviet history.[1]

Early life[edit]

When Herlihy was six months old her recently divorced mother moved to China, where they lived for five years. During this time, she learned Chinese, German and some English.

In adolescence, she met her future husband, David Herlihy, and together they lived and studied in Pisa and Florence, and also lived in France for a year.[2]

Academic career[edit]

After returning to the United States, Herlihy taught Russian history at the Harvard Extension School. In 1985 Herlihy visited Odessa, Ukraine for three months, which would later be the subject of several books and articles.[2]

After returning to the United States, the Herlihys accepted tenured positions at Brown University, where she continues to work.[2] She also teaches at Emmanuel College.


  1. ^ "Patricia Herlihy". The Watson Institute for International Studies. Archived from the original on 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2006-07-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Armistead, Caitlin (November 7, 1997). "Prof Details Life Of A Married Woman In Academia". Brown Daily Herald (University Wire). Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. . Secondary source, the primary source is untraced. Archived 2007.



  • Herlihy, Patricia (2002). The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516095-9. 
  • Herlihy, Patricia (1987). Odessa: A History, 1794–1914. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-916458-15-6.  ISBN 0-916458-43-1 (1991 paperback reprint).
  • Herlihy, Patricia (2003). Port Jews of Odessa and Trieste: A Tale of Two Cities (Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts II). München: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. ISBN 3-421-05522-X. 
  • Kaufman, Bel (2004). Nicholas V. Iljine; Patricia Herlihy, eds. Odessa Memories. Oleg Gubar (Contributor), Alexander Rozenboim (Contributor). Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98345-0. 


  • Herlihy, Patricia (2002). Commerce and Architecture in Odessa in Late Imperial Russia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-6750-9.  In the book Commerce in Russian Urban Culture 1861–1914.
  • Herlihy, Patricia; Gubar, Oleg. "The Persuasive Power of the Odessa Myth". Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University.