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Russia, Soviet Union, U.S. foreign relations, defection, citizenship, gender, sexuality, migration, political culture, memory
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Christina Gusella is a scholar of modern Russian history and the history of the former Soviet Union. More specifically, her research focuses on U.S.-Soviet relations under Khrushchev and Brezhnev. She is thematically interested in cultural diplomacy, conceptions of citizenship and belonging, and studies of memory, nostalgia, and the unconscious mind.

Christina received a master’s degree in history from Mississippi State University and, before that, bachelor’s degrees in both history and political science from the University of Alabama. Her research thus far has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Education, the János Radványi International Institute, the University of Pittsburgh, Emory University, and Mississippi State University.

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Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Gender, Government, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Sexuality