Zinaida Osipova is a PhD student in the History department working on Russian history in the early twentieth century. Currently, she is researching development of the chemical industry and the concomitant urban growth of Dzerzhinsk in late imperial and early Soviet Russia. She is interested in how several villages with a set of commercial activities were transformed into a center of chemical production during the Soviet era. At Harriman, she received a PepsiCo summer travel fellowship to conduct preliminary archival research for her topic in Nizhny Novgorod and Dzerzhinsk.
Zinaida OsipovaDepartment of History