Anastasiia Lystsova is a Ph.D. student at the Department of History at Princeton, specializing in social, legal, and gender Russian history of the imperial period. In her investigation, she focuses on the informal relationships at the Russian imperial court (defining the court as a specific state agency which distributed power and financial rewards). Anastasiia is going to conduct comparative research involving primary sources both from the Russian Imperial court and the Prussian experience revising Weber’s theory. Her second interest is the education of the nobility in the Russian Empire including women’s education of that period.
Anastasiia graduated from Ural Federal University in 2017. She also was a research fellow at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (2018) and a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (2019).