I am a PhD candidate in the History Department at Harvard University, specializing in the history of the post-Stalin Soviet Union. I am interested in the social history and history of consumption under socialism. My dissertation project explores the meaning and forms of personal wealth in the late Soviet Union (1960-1980s).
At Harvard, I am a Teaching Fellow and a Graduate Student Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
I received my bachelor's degree in History and master's degree in Cultural Studies from the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow, Russia. Then I completed a graduate program at the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences and got a degree of kandidat nauk. My kandidatskaya dissertation examined the history of hard currency stores in the post-Stalin Soviet Union. It was published as a book in Russian in 2017.