|Russian scholar to discuss everyday life in post-Soviet Russia
RELEASED: Nov. 11, 2004
DANVILLE, KYCentre will present a lecture by Russian historian Gavrichina Oksana Vyacheslavovna on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Hall (room 124) on campus.
"The Transformation of Everyday Life in Post-Soviet Russia" will focus on the rapid changes in nearly all aspects of everyday life in Russia in the 1990s.
Vyacheslavovna is in the United States through the Global Partners Program, a collaborative initiative among 42 liberal arts colleges funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation to strengthen international study. As part of this program, Vyacheslavovna is currently working in the Department of American Studies at the University of Wyoming.
Sarah Goodrum, assistant professor of sociology at Centre, says, "We're thrilled to be able to bring to Centre College a scholar of Russian cultural history who can speak about the changes in Russia over the past 15 to 20 years from both an academic perspective and a personal one. It's speakers like Dr. Vyacheslavovna who bring a piece of the world to Centre."
Vyacheslavovna earned a Ph.D. in cultural history from the Russian State University for the Humanities in 1997 and a bachelor's degree from Russian State University in 1994.
Vyacheslavovna is an associate professor of cultural history at Russian State University for the Humanities in the department of history and theory of culture. She teaches the undergraduate courses "History of World Culture," "History of Everyday Culture" and "Popular Culture in Russia" as well as advanced seminars on "Everyday Culture of the 20th Century."
Her research interests include the cultural history of photography.
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