I am a design historian focusing on post-war Soviet Russia. I hold an MA in Art History from the Alexander von Stieglitz Art and Industry Academy, St. Petersburg, and a PhD in History from the Central European University, Budapest. In 2016-2018, I was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the School of Communication and Culture in Aarhus University, Denmark. My research interests include history of Russian design and decorative art, Soviet design diplomacy during the Cold War, professional communities under state socialism, and feminist critiques of design. Currently I am finishing a book Comradely objects: Design and material culture in Soviet Russia, 1960s - 80s (under contract with Manchester University Press).
In my teaching, I am interested in an entangled history of politics and aesthetics in Eastern, Central and Western Europe in the twentieth century. My specific focus is on material culture and its broad political and social implications.