I am a Ph.D. candidate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian history. My dissertation explores industrial politics, society, and culture in the Soviet Union’s non-Russian republics after the Second World War through a comparative study of the Karaganda steel plant in Temirtau, Kazakhstan, and the Minsk tractor factory in Belarus.
Before coming to Princeton, I received an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies with Distinction from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a BA in History and Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. I previously conducted research on national identity and ethnic relations in the Soviet Union during the interwar period. My article on the Soviet indigenization policy in Belarus appeared in the Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas. A second paper on Jewish national autonomy in 1920s Soviet Ukraine is forthcoming in Nationalities Papers.