Main Focus

  • History of Russia/Soviet Union
  • Gender History
  • History of Violence
  • History of Crime
  • History of Political Economy
  • Sociology of Work
  • Labour History
  • History of Emotions

Project

Curriculum Vitae

  • Associate editor of Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
  • since 2018 research fellow at MPIB/HoE
  • 2017 Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Moscow
  • 2011/2012 Research Fellow at the International Research Center "re:work/Berlin"
  • 2010 Dr. phil. (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • 2008-2011 research fellow at the University of Bremen
  • 2003-2008 research fellow at the Humbold-University Berlin

Selected Literature

Monograph

  • Oberländer, Alexandra. Unerhörte Subjekte: Die Wahrnehmung sexueller Gewalt in Russland 1880-1910. Frankfurt/Main 2013.

Special issues

  • Fluid Feelings (co-edited with Rukmini Barua), in L'Homme. Zeitschrift für feministische Geschichtswissenschaft 32, 2 (2021) (in print).
  • Really Existing Soviet Subjects (co-edited with Maike Lehmann), in Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 48, 2 (2021).
  • Family, Gender and (dis)Abled Bodies (co-edited with Maike Lehmann), in: East European Politics, Society & Culture 34, 4 (2020).

Peer-reviewed articles

  • “To be a woman is hard work”. The Changing Landscape of Gendered Emotions in the Late Soviet Union, in L'Homme. Zeitschrift für feministische Geschichtswissenschaft 32, 2 (2021): 79-96 (in print).
  • Working Faces, Facing Work: Portraying Work(ers) in the Late Soviet Union, in Soviet and Post Soviet Review 48, 2 (2021): 211-234.
  • Hatching Money: The Political Economy of Eggs in the Soviet 1960s, in: Cahiers du monde russe 61, 1-2 (2020): 231-256.
  • Socialism to be embodied (co-author: Maike Lehmann), in: Eastern European Politics, Society & Culture 34, 4 (2020): 802-816; online: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0888325420921917
  • Cushy Work, Back-Breaking Leisure: Late Soviet Work Ethics Reconsidered, in: Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian Studies 18 (2017), 3: 569-590.
  • Zur Politisierung sexueller Gewalt. Der Fall Marija Spiridonova im revolutionären Russland 1906, in: L’Homme. Zeitschrift für feministische Geschichtswissenschaft 27 (2016), 2: 133-142.
  • Shame and Modern Subjectivities: The Rape of Elizaveta Cheremnova in 1882, in: Mark D. Steinberg/Valeria Sobol, Interpreting Emotions in Russia and Eastern Europe. DeKalb 2011, pp. 82-101.

Articles

Reviews and review articles (selection)

  • Juliane Fürst, Flowers through Concrete: Explorations in Soviet Hippieland (Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2021), H-Soz-Kult (forthcoming).
  • Alexej Golubev, The Things of Life. Materiality in Late Soviet Russia (Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press, 2020), H-Soz-Kult, 31.3.2021
  • Marsha Siefert (ed.), Labor in State-Socialist Europe, 1945-1989: Contributions to a History of Work (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2020), in Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 69 (2021), 5: 486-488.
  • Ethan Pollock; Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), in H-Soz-Kult, 15.09.2020, www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/reb-29605
  • Jeff Sahadeo, Voices from the Soviet Edge: Southern Migrants in Leningrad and Moscow (Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press, 2019), in: The Russian Review (2020).
  • Aaron Hale-Dorrell, Corn Crusade: Khrushchev’s Farming Revolution in the Post-Stalin Soviet Union (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019), in: H-Soz-Kult vom 22.10.2019, https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/reb-27948
  • Lena Gautham, Recht und Ordnung: Mörder, Verräter, Unruhestifter vor spätzarischen Kriminalgerichten 1864-1917. Wiesbaden 2017, in Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 67 (2019), 3, S. 515-519.
  • Claire E. McCallum, The Fate of the New Man: Representing & Reconstructing Masculinity in Soviet Visual Culture, 1945-1965 (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2018), in: Slavic Review 28 (2019), 2, S. 611-612.
  • Beam Me Up/Out/Elsewhere, Tovarishch: Negotiating the Everyday in Late Socialism, in: Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian Studies 19 (2018), 2: 433-444.
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