PhD Candidate/Teaching Fellow
MA, European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, 2009
BA (Hons.), History and English Literature, Queen's University, 2007
I am a fourth-year PhD candidate focusing on anti-Bolshevik Russian exiles in interwar Paris under the supervision of Ana Siljak and Rebecca Manley. Most scholarship in this field studies the émigrés' cultural life and mission to preserve their 'Russianness' in exile. My work takes the point of view that Russianness is a contested category. It explores the myriad ways Russian political exiles articulated their 'mission' abroad, what political activities they engaged in and why, what visions of an ideal post-Bolshevik Russian nation-state they shared and contested, and ultimately how these contributed to their own sense of self as both a Russian and Russian exile community.
HIST 316-European Politics and Society since 1789
HIST 122-The Making of the Modern World
Review of Anthony Anemone, Ed. Just Assassins: The Culture of Terrorism in Russia (Evanston (IL): Northwestern University Press, 2010), in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. 54, No. 1-2 (March-June 2012): 228-230.
"The Conflict between Self-Determination & Territorial Integrity: South Ossetia in Perspective," in Hoque, Sabrina ed., Geopolitics vs. Global Governance: Reinterpreting International Security (Halifax: Dalhousie University Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2009): 222-242.
"Canada's Role in Russian Weapons Security and Disarmament: The G8 Global Partnership Revisited," Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Autumn 2009): 6-15.
"Life Lessons: Vera Figner and the Russian Revolutionary Movement, 1861-1881," Minerva Journal of Women and War, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2009): 24-42.
2011-2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
2011-2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship. (Declined)
2009-2012-Ellen Wilson Buzek Fellowship
2009-2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship.