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Last Name
The Ohio State University
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Soviet, Russian, Perestroika, Glasnost, gender, sexuality, women, identity
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About Me

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of History at The Ohio State University. My research focuses on gender and sexuality in the perestroika period of Soviet history, between 1985 and 1991. My current project aims to explore how glasnost’ impacted discourses and attitudes about sexuality in the Soviet Union. Furthermore, I hope to illuminate how these new conversations, attitudes, and ideas impacted Soviet society and the construction of Soviet identity.

Recent Publications

“Trial by Fire,” Review of Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914-1921 by Laura Engelstein, forthcoming in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective.

“Sexism on the Silver Screen: Misogyny and Cultural Continuity in Soviet Glasnost Cinema, 1987-1991,” Published on Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 44 no. 3 (2017): 209-232.

Review of Lesbian Lives in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: Post/Socialism and Gendered Sexualities by Francesca published in Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 42 no. 3 (2015): 358-362.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Russia; USSR
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Human Rights, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women