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Vanderbilt University
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Modern Ukraine & Russia, religion, empire, nationalism, the Soviet Union
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About Me

Kathryn David is the Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University. She specializes in the history of Soviet Ukraine and Russia. Her research interests include connections between religious and national belonging, the Second World War and its aftermath in the Soviet Union, and the legacies of the Russian and Habsburg empires in 20th century Europe. Her current book project, One Ukraine, Under God examines how the officially atheist Soviet state used religious institutions to govern and transform its newly Soviet populations in western Ukraine during and after the Second World War.

Recent Publications

“Ancestors and Martyrs: Religious Ceremonies of Occupation and Liberation in Ukraine.” Ab Imperio 4 (2020): 161-191.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Religion, World War II