I am interested in comparative practices of punishment and reeducation in 20th century China and Soviet Union, as well as in historical memory, commemoration practices, sites of conscience and intergenerational trauma.
I received a doctoral degree in Modern Chinese Literature from St. Petersburg State University in 2017.
Alexandra Noi, “The Ex-prisoners of Gulag in the Siberian Expeditions” in (In)visible Labour: Knowledge Production in Twentieth Century Science (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming).
Alexandra Nikitina, The Song of Ouyang Hai: The Destruction of an Ideal Hero. Archiv Orientalni: Journal of African and Asian Studies, 83, 2015, pp. 117–136.
Graduate Teaching Assistant:
Spring 2021: Modern Europe, 18th century–Present (HIST 4C)
Winter 2021: Science and Technology in the Cold War (HIST105CW)
Fall 2020: World History, c. 1000–1700 (HIST 2B)
Spring 2020: Modern Europe, 18th century–Present (HIST 4C)
Winter 2020: Medieval and Early Modern Europe (HIST 4B)
Fall 2019: World History, 1700–Present (HIST 2C)
Chinese (Mandarin), Classical Chinese; Chinese Ancient, Medieval and Modern Literature at Moscow State Linguistic University (2017-2018)
Chinese (Mandarin) and Classical Chinese at St. Petersburg State University, Department of Asian and African Studies (2013-2016)
Chinese (Mandarin) at the Confucius Institute of St. Petersburg State University (2011-2016)
Awards & Professional Activities:
Predissertation Travel Grant to China, Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies (2020)
Emil Steck Jr. Fellowship (UCSB) (2018-2019)
UCSB Chancellor’s Fellowship (2018-2024)
Training Program for Overseas Sinologists organized by the PRC Ministry of Culture and Chinese Writers’ Association (Beijing, 2015)
Library Travel Grant from Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and European Association for Chinese Studies (2012), University of London, School of Asian and African Studies
Fulbright Fellowship (2012-2013) Finalist (Alternate)
Chinese Consulate General in St. Petersburg Scholarship (2008-2009) Language Trainee Program at Central China Normal University (Wuhan)
Fulbright Fellowship (2008-2009) Semifinalist
Chinese Embassy in Moscow Scholarship (2006-2007) Exchange Program at North-Eastern Normal University (Changchun)
Member and graduate coordinator of UCSB interdisciplinary Memory studies group;
Organizer and member of UCSB Russian History Kruzhok (reading group);
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