International Associate Research Fellows
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), PhD student
(May - September 2017)
Research project: The study of the archeology of nomadic cultures in late-imperial and early-Soviet Russia
Ismael Biyashev on International Associate Research Fellows Program:
In the summer of 2017, I was extremely fortunate to be able to undertake an archival research trip as part of my preliminary dissertation research. The trip was made possible by the generous support of the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg’s International Associate Visiting Scholar Program. My dissertation project, which I am pursuing at the University of the Illinois at Chicago (UIC) under the guidance of Professor Marina Mogilner, examines the study of the archaeology of nomadic cultures in late-imperial and early-Soviet Russia, and the interplay on multiple scientific, discursive, cultural, and aesthetic levels between archaeology and nomadism in the Russian Imperial Space. Participating in the Associate Visiting Scholar program at HSE made it possible for me to conduct research in Saint Petersburg, Omsk, Tomsk, and Moscow in the summer of 2017. Additionally, I am extremely grateful to HSE for the unique opportunity to participate in the international workshop titled “The Imperial Revolution of 1917: Post-Imperial Imaginaries and Revolutionary Politics in the Context of Diversity.” Participation in this seminar allowed me not only to hear presentations from leading scholars in the field of New Imperial History, but also to network with young graduate students like myself on a professional level. I am indebted and deeply thankful to the staff of the Saint Petersburg campus of the Higher School of Economics for helping to make this research trip successful in terms of both enabling my archival research and also in fostering scholarly cooperation on the international level.
Xenia A. Cherkaev
Columbia University, PhD Anthropology-2015
(November 2016 - June 2017)
Research project: The effect of popular historiographies on perestroika-era political and economic reforms.
Areas of interest: Planned economies, unplanned ethics, ideology, late- and post-Soviet historiographies of de-Stalinization.
Dr Gayle Lonergan
Wolfson College, University of Oxford
(February - March 2017)
Research project: Days Dark and Stormy: The Russian Civil War and the Making of the Soviet Union
University of Toronto, PhD. History, 2013 – Present
Exam fields, passed with distinction: Modern Russia; Environmental History; Global History of War, Violence, and Modern Society
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Phd student
(October 2015 - September 2016)
Research project: Focussing on Russia's Orient. Photography in Central Asia between colonial worlds of images, local studios and soviet modernity.
Lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin
(May - October 2015)
Department of History, Field: East European History
Doctoral Student, Research Assistant, University of Regensburg, Germany
(February - April 2015)
Research project: Russkaya Amerika: The Russian Colony and its Role for Russian and US-American Expansion in the North Pacific, 1787-1867
PhD Candidate at Princeton University
(October 2014 - July 2015)
Research project: "Politics in Pointe Shoes: The Ballet Wars in Early Soviet Culture."
Stanford University, Ph.D. Candidate (September - December 2014)
Research project: “Voices of Enthusiasm: the Mobilization of Revolutionary Emotion in Soviet Literature and Culture, 1917-1935.”
University of North Carolina, Ph.D. Candidate
(July - December 2014)
Research project: "Claiming the Caucasus: The Evolution of Russian Imperialism in Armenia, 1801-1894"
University of Basel, Ph.D. Candidate
(July 2014 - January 2015)
Research project: "Jewish workers' riots in the north-western part of the Pale of Settlement between 1881 and 1907"
Royal Institute of Technology
Research project: "A gap in the Grid: Attempts to establish a Nordic gas grid 1967-1991"
University of Winnipeg, Assistant Professor
Research project: "Lviv Railway Station in the 20th Century: Social and Cultural History"
Al. I . Cuza" University of Iasi
Research project: "Visions and Perceptions of Romania in the Russian Imperial Discourse and Public Sphere in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century"
University of Michigan, Postgraduate student
Research project: "Mullahs by Appointment, Legitimate Marriages, and Birth Record Books in the Russian Empire"
University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Student