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graduate students working in russian, eastern european, and eurasian studies

Ekaterina Babintseva

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Graduate Student in History and Sociology of Science

@ Penn since 2013

Interests: the intersection of scientific and cultural discourse of Russia of late 19th - early 20th century

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

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Graduate Student in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

@ Penn since 2013

Interests: Lyric rendering of trauma in contemporary American poetry composed by emigrants of the former Soviet Union, and its conversation with Silver Age Russian poetry

Allison Evans

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Graduate Student in Political Science

@ Penn since 2006

Interests: Russian politics, (un)civil society in postcommunist areas, local level state-societal relations

Yakov Feygin

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2011

Interests: history of Russia and the Soviet Union, diplomatic history and the history the international political economy

Zachary Friedman

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2013

Interests: late imperial and early Soviet cultural and intellectual history in transnational context

Claire Pogue Kaiser

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2010

Interests: nationality policies, late- and post-Stalin Soviet history, and Georgia and the Caucasus

Pavel Khazanov

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Graduate Student in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

@ Penn since 2011

Interests: Mid-19th-early 20th century literature

Masha Kowell

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Graduate Student in Art History

@ Penn since 2005

Interests: Russian avant-garde, art, film and poetics

Alex Moshkin

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Graduate Student in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

@ Penn since 2012

Interests: Global russophone cultural production, with a specific focus on the Israeli literature written by Russian immigrants of the 1990s

Kelsey Norris

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2013

Interests: Modern Russian and Soviet history and nationalities policies

Sam Casper

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2010

Interests: modern Russian and Soviet history, as well as Modern European Jewish history

Mary Catherine French

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2007

Interests: Russian cultural history, professionalization, journalism and print culture in developed socialism

Adam E. Leeds

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Graduate Student in Anthropology

@ Penn since 2006

Interests: Post-socialism, governmentality, liberalism and neo-liberalism, modernity, expert knowledges, poverty, bureaucracy, economics, history of science, semiotics, historiography, social theory, German Idealism; Russia.

Courtney Ring

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2011

Interests: History of the Russian Orthodox Church and economic history in early modern Russia.

Thomas C. Stevens

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Graduate Student in History

@ Penn since 2014

Interests: early Soviet childhood; WWI; subjectivity and emotion; postmodernism; historical memory and the uses of history.

Maya Vinokour

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Graduate Student in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

@ Penn since 2011

Interests: Contemporary Russian and German Literature