Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary European History, Gonzaga University, Florence
EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
(September 2014 – June 2015)
Historiography and Politics of Memory of World War II and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union
This research investigates how the narrative and memory of WWII were exploited in the Soviet Union by the authorities in the political struggles during the Cold War and post-communist period. It focuses on the representations of such issues as partisan resistance, the collaboration of Soviet citizens with the German occupation authorities, and the Holocaust. The geographical area includes Russia and the western republics of the USSR such as Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic States.