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Affiliated Graduate Students

Ali  Aydin Karamustafa

Ali Aydin Karamustafa

History, PhD
cultural interactions in early modern Eurasian history, specifically the role of Caucasian geography in early modern Turko-Persian, Russian, and Armenian identities; interactions of nomads and settled people in Eurasian history; imperial strategies for securing loyalty from borderland groups in in the Ottoman, Iranian, and Russian Empires
Jillian Burgie Costello

Jillian Burgie Costello

Slavic Languages and Literatures, PhD
20th century Russian literature, literature and ethics
Anne  Burke

Anne Burke

Slavic Languages and Literatures, PhD
Cultural History and Cultural Studies, Language and Society, Linguistic Approaches to Literature
Jinyi  Chu

Jinyi Chu

Slavic Languages and Literatures, PhD
Russian modernism (Pasternak, Mandelstam, Gumilev, Remizov); Russo-Chinese literary and cultural interactions; Critical theory; Translation studies
Jason  Cieply

Jason Cieply

Slavic Languages and Literatures, PhD
Revolutionary Enthusiasm, Zoshchenko, Platonov, Intellectual History, History of Emotions
Markian  Dobczansky

Markian Dobczansky

History, PhD
nationalism, urban history, and socialist culture
Lukas  Dovern

Lukas Dovern

History, PhD
Eastern Europe in the 20th century; international finance and the Cold War; socialist economies; transnational history; social history
Nicole  Gounalis

Nicole Gounalis

Italian, PhD; minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, PhD
la scapigliatura, Italian and international Futurisms, Antonio Gramsci, the politics of avant-garde movements, fascism and aesthetics, neorealism in literature and film, Italo Calvino, the history of Italian cinema, the Gruppo ’63 and the neoavanguardia, Italian feminism, postcolonial and migrant literature
Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky

History, PhD
history of the late Ottoman and Russian empires
Orysia  Kulick

Orysia Kulick

History, PhD
Defense and regional governance in Soviet Ukraine, regional elites, violence and subjectivity,  socialist legality, resistance and rebellion in illiberal societies
Nicholas  Levy

Nicholas Levy

History, PhD
history of the Soviet Union and the former socialist bloc, Slavic languages, spatial history, history of science and technology, and film.
Anna  Lordan

Anna Lordan

Slavic Languages and Literatures, PhD
narrative narratology, theories of realism, attention 19th and 20th Century Russian Literature
Joshua  Meyers

Joshua Meyers

History, PhD
Jewish history, radical politics, nationalism
Rachel  Midura

Rachel Midura

History, PhD
Early Modern Europe; Italian & Ottoman History; Communications History; Digital Humanities
Lenora Murphy

Lenora Murphy

Slavic Languages and Literatures, PhD
Early twentieth-century avant-garde prose and theater
Kristo  Nurmis

Kristo Nurmis

History, PhD
political culture, mass media, societal mobilization and visual propaganda, history of Soviet and Eastern European cinema after the Second World War
Alexandra  Sukalo

Alexandra Sukalo

History, PhD
Security and intelligence services, Soviet postwar policy in the Baltics and East Germany, and science and technology in the Soviet Union
Beata Szymków

Beata Szymków

History, PhD
Nationalisms and State-Building in the Borderlands
Alice E.M.  Underwood

Alice E.M. Underwood

Comparative Literature, PhD
20th century, Russian Literature, latin american literature, queer theory gender studies postmodernity marxist theory, Russia, Latin America, former Czechoslovakia
Ashley  Walters

Ashley Walters

History, PhD
Russian and American Jewish History, Immigration, Intellectual History; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Lori  Weekes

Lori Weekes

Anthropology, PhD and J.D.
heritage management and archaeology in Post-Soviet Europe; e-governance initiatives in Estonia
Amanda  Wetsel

Amanda Wetsel

Anthropology, PhD
Kyrgyzstan, Housing, Materiality, Urban Space
Ruxi   Zhang

Ruxi Zhang

Political Science, PhD
Comparative Politics, International Relations
Grace Zhou

Grace Zhou

Anthropology, PhD
Merchant capitalism, politics of distribution, gendered labor, intimacy, border markets in Post-Soviet Central Asia