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Historian, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Host, New Books in Russian Studies podcast series
Host, New Books in East European Studies podcast series

Research development, program management and university-community partnerships


PhD, History, University of Washington

MA, Russian and East Europeam Studies, University of Washington

BA, International Studies, Florida State University


“Commemorating the “Living Torch of Freedom”: Searching for a Usable Past in Romas Kalanta’s 1972 Self-Immolation,” Ab Imperio 2/2015, pp. 162-182.

“From the Big Screen to the Streets of Kaunas: Youth Cultural Practices and Communist Party Discourse in Soviet Lithuania,” Cahiers du Monde Russe special issue “Beyond Brezhnevism: Growing Autonomy for Social Groups and Assimilation of Socialist Values,” 54/3-4, July-December 2013, pp. 467-490.

Negotiating Narratives of Kaunas 1972 from Archives to Oral Interviews,” REECAS Newsletter, Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Spring/Summer 2012.


Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

American Historical Association

Coordinating Council for Women in History

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