Paul Werth, chair and professor of UNLV's history department, is an expert on U.S. and international history, imperial rule, and religious freedom.
Werth's teaching encompasses modern Europe, Russia and Eurasia, religion, World War I, and Iran. His research has focused on the problem of religious freedom in the Russian Empire, and the role of religious institutions and personnel in tsarist imperial governance.
Werth formerly served as an editor of Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, a leading international journal. His books include Orthodoxy, Non-Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy: Sketches on the History of Religious Diversity in the Russian Empire, and The Tsar's Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia. He has also worked on a project to develop a two-volume history of Asian empires, based at the National University of Singapore.