Serguei Alex Oushakine

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  • Professor, Anthropology and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

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Serguei Oushakine has conducted fieldwork in the Siberian part of Russia, as well as in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. His research is concerned with transitional processes and situations: from the formation of newly independent national cultures after the collapse of the Soviet Union to post-traumatic identities and hybrid cultural forms. Currently, he is finishing two book-length projects. One of them explores the role of early Soviet media in creating new forms of spectatorship and new optical regimes in the 1920s-1930s in the Soviet Union. The other focuses on postcolonies of communism, bringing postcommunist and postcolonial studies together. Oushakine’s Russian-language publications include edited volumes on trauma, family, gender and masculinity. He was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a recipient of the ACLS’ Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (School of Social Science)