I am a Soviet/Russian historian who is fascinated by the Soviet social and cultural experiment.
In fall 2020, I will begin my Ph.D. in History at the University of Pennsylvania.
Experience, identity, subjectivity, nationality policy, and the constructions of race and nation, define the core of my work. Currently, I am working on two diverse research projects.
The first examines how African Americans experienced the Soviet Union from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution to WWII.
The second uses the concept of subjectivity to study lived experience in the Ukrainian countryside during the Famine of 1932.
Soviet Nationality Policy
2012 - 2014
M.A. in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
Focus on History and Russian language
African American Experience in the USSR
Local-level analysis of Soviet experience
2008 - 2012
B.A. in History
2017 - 2019
Adams State University
Graduate-level courses in American history
University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in History
Fields: Modern Europe (Russia, Soviet Union, Eurasia) and America (From 1877)