I am a graduate of the CEU PhD Program in Comparative History. I am returning to the History Department in the Fall Semester as a visiting lecturer. Originally trained as an anthropologist, I gradually switched my focus to history, while maintaining the interest in interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. My research and teaching interests encompass a number of areas, such as Soviet history, nationality and borderland policies in Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries, history politics in Central and Eastern Europe, intellectual history of Eastern Europe. I have published several papers within these areas of research. During the past several years I have also taught a number of courses on Soviet history, post-1989 history politics in Eastern Europe, social and cultural history of East-Central Europe, etc. At CEU I am offering a course, which will explore the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin in a broader diverse comparative perspective, highlighting the similarities, differences, and entanglements within its contemporary international context.