Postdoc Research Fellow & Teaching Assistant,
Chair of Russian & Soviet history,
Justus-Liebig University of Gießen, Germany
- since April 2019 Postdoc Research Fellow & Teaching Assistant at the Chair of Russian & Soviet history,
Justus-Liebig University of Gießen
- 2018 Teaching Assistant at the University of Freiburg at the Chair of East European history
- 2014-2017 PhD-Researcher in the International research project "Cultural transfer and ‚cultural identity‘ – German-Russian contacts in the European context " at the University of Freiburg.
PhD-project: The Moscow strel’tsy uprising of 1682 in trans-cultural communication: transfer of information
und circulation of political narratives between Muscovy and Europe 1682–1750 (Book publication in coming soon)
- 2014 Scholarship at Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, USA
- 2004-2010 MA degree in History at Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow
My research interests involve the history of Early Modern Russia (16-18 centuries) with special attention to Russian-European diplomatic relations. I am especially interested in the history of the Russian-Swedish diplomacy. In my PhD-project “The Moscow strel’tsy uprising of 1682 in trans-cultural communication: transfer of information and circulation of political narratives between Muscovy and Europe 1682–1750”, conducted at the
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg (completed in 2019), I researched the flow of communication about the Moscow strel'tsy uprising of 1682. The main focus was placed on the international scale of communication:
how the information about the revolt was gathered and transmitted by foreign observers, and how this transferred knowledge evolved through time in different types of media (diplomatic correspondence as well as
Early Modern printed media: newspapers, booklets, books). The news market and the printed media in Early Modern Europe constitute another field of my research. I published a number of articles about the representations of Early Modern Russian revolts (Cossack rebellion of Stepan Razin & strel’tsy uprisings) in German, Dutch, English, and French newspapers of the seventeenth century.