Columbia University in the City of New York
Emma Larson
MARS-REERS
Emma Larson graduated from Williams College in 2021 with a double major in history and Russian. While an undergraduate, Emma focused her studies on Soviet family policy. Her thesis used Pravda editions from the 1920s and 1930s to study how women’s bodies were used as sights of political mobilization in the transition to Stalinism. Emma’s current research interests include constructions of Central Asian identities in the early Soviet period. She is especially concerned with tracking intersections between gender, nationality, maternity, and labor. Emma also enjoys reading fiction, running long distances, and playing with the cat she brought with her to New York from Semey, Kazakhstan.

Emma Larson graduated from Williams College in 2021 with a double major in history and Russian. While an undergraduate, Emma focused her studies on Soviet family policy. Her thesis used Pravda editions from the 1920s and 1930s to study how women’s bodies were used as sights of political mobilization in the transition to Stalinism. Emma’s current research interests include constructions of Central Asian identities in the early Soviet period. She is especially concerned with tracking intersections between gender, nationality, maternity, and labor. Emma also enjoys reading fiction, running long distances, and playing with the cat she brought with her to New York from Semey, Kazakhstan.

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