"I was struggling. What's really helped me, actually, was the class I taught at the Harriman Institute. We met on zoom, and the communication with my students, having this routine, helped me through this moment. We all sort of checked up on each other. It was a window into the world." Read more.
"Contrary to expectations, the turn toward the free market and commercial media [in Bulgaria] after 1989 did not reduce extremism and extreme nationalism, but ended up enforcing it and helping it thrive." Read more.
Markian Dobczansky is a postdoctoral research scholar specializing in Soviet urban history, the politics of culture, and Russian-Ukrainian relations. His book manuscript "Between Moscow and Kyiv: The Politics of Culture in 20th-Century Kharkiv" examines local identity in the largest metropolis of the Ukrainian-Russian cultural borderland, from 1917 to the 1990s. Read more.
Yana Gorokhovskaia is a postdoctoral research scholar in Russian politics. She’s been at the Harriman Institute since fall 2016, organizing public events about Russia as part of the Carnegie Grant for Russian studies, and conducting research on authoritarian regimes and the evolution of civil society in post-Soviet states. Read more.