I study Russian and European History with a specific interest in late Imperial Russia, Soviet Union, and Poland. My dissertation, tentatively titled Disentangling Populations: Resettlement of People on the Polish-Soviet Border, 1944-1947, is a transnational history of the experience of a European borderland with Soviet communism, Soviet nation-building, nationalism, and Nazi occupation.
Before coming to Princeton, I completed my MSc in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oxford working under the advisement of Robert Service and MA in Political Science at the Central European University in Budapest where I worked with András Bozóki. I also hold an undergraduate degree in history from the Belarusian State University in Minsk. I was the recipient of the Open Society Foundation Scholarship in 2011.
Dmitry Halavach. ‘’George Orwell, Soviet Studies, and the ‘’Soviet Subjectivity’’ Debate.’’ In Utopian Horizons: Ideology, Politics, Literature, edited by Zsolt Czigányik, 101-115. Budapest, New York: Central European University Press, 2017.