I am a historian of Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. I am a second-year doctoral student (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.
My dissertation project is an exploration of the form, function, and understandings of race in the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic through the experiences of African Americans and Africans.
Photo Credit: Laurence Kesterson.
Soviet Nationality Policy
Race and Ethnicity in the USSR and GDR
Race and Racism in the former-Soviet Union
African-American experience in the USSR and Russia
Old Believers in the Russian Empire
University of Pennsylvania, 2020-2026
Fields: Modern Europe (Russia, Soviet Union, Eurasia) and America (From 1877)
Harvard University, 2012-2014
M.A.| Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
Focus: History and Russian language
Swarthmore College, 2008-2012
Adams State University, 2017-2019
Graduate-level courses in American history