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Emory University
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Russia, Soviet Union, U.S. foreign relations, defection, citizenship, gender, sexuality, migration, political culture, memory
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About Me

Christina Gusella is a PhD student in the Department of History at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she specializes in modern Russian history and the history of the former Soviet Union. Her secondary focus is on the history of U.S. foreign relations during the Cold War. Her thematic interests include cultural-diplomatic history, histories of migration, immigration, and border-crossing, conceptions of citizenship and belonging, and studies of memory, nostalgia, and the unconscious mind.

Before joining the Emory community, Christina received a master’s degree in European History from Mississippi State University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of Alabama. Her research thus far has been supported by the Laney Graduate School at Emory University, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the U.S. Department of State, the János Radványi International Institute, and the Departments of History at Emory and Mississippi State.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Gender, Government, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Sexuality