Victoria I. Zhuravleva is a Doctor of History, Professor of American History and International Relations, Head of the American Studies Department and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of International Relations and Area Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. Her field of research interests is American history with a specialization in Russian-American relations and U.S. foreign policy. She is author of books Understanding Russia in the United States: Images and Myths (in Russian) and The Common Past of Russians and Americans (in Russian and in English). She is author of numerous chapters in collective books and articles in academic journals, editor and co-editor of several volumes on History and Imagology of Russian-American relations as well as on American History and Culture published in Russia and the US. Victoria is an Alumna of the Fulbright Program and the Kennan Institute Program.