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- Russian and Eastern European History, Russian Empire, Baltic Studies, Estonia, Latvia, cartography, history of science, language, nationalism, language politics, 19th-Century Europe, memory politics
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- About Me
I am a doctoral researcher focusing on ethnographic cartography in the Baltic provinces of the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. My research and publications broadly focus on (in no particular order and with much overlap):
– The territories of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the northwestern Russian Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, the independent states of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus;
– The history of cartography, mapping and geographical sciences;
– The politics of language and nationalism, ethnolinguistic minorities, sub-national and regional identifications;
– Borders, borderlands, and borders regions; physical and imagined borders;
– The politics of memory and History
I hold an International Masters in the Economy, State and Society of Central Eastern Europe and Russia at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at the University College London and the University of Tartu, where I specialised in the history of the Baltic region. Prior to that, I completed an undergraduate degree in Modern History and English Literature at the University of St Andrews.
- Recent Publications
- ‘Shading, Lines, Colours: Mapping Ethnographic Taxonomies of European Russia, 1851-1875.’ Nationalities Papers, 46:4 (2018), pp.589-611.
- Tomasz Kamusella, Motoki Nomachi, and Catherine Gibson (eds.). The Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
- ‘The Polish Livonian Legacy in Latgalia: Slavic Ethnolects at the Confluence of the Baltic and Slavic Dialectal Continua’. In Kamusella et al. (eds.) The Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Border (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), , pp. 57-80.
- ‘From Literary Language to Dialect Varieties to Micro-languages? Historical Perspectives on Language Policy Towards South Estonian and Latgalian’. In: Maarja Siiner, Kadri Koreinik and Kara D. Brown (eds.) Language Policy Beyond the State (Springer, 2017), pp. 163-182.
- Borderlands Between History and Memory: Latgale’s Palimpsestuous Past in Contemporary Latvia (University of Tartu Press, 2016).
- Media Coverage
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- Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus
- Expertise by Geography
- Eastern Europe, Russia
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, 20th century
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- Local & Regional, Museums, Science, World War I