Title: Voices of the New Soviet Woman: Gender, Emancipation and Agency in Letters to the Soviet State, 1924-1941.
Period: Post 1800
Funded by: AHRC Studentship
Start Year: 2013
Semester Two 2018/19 Office Hours: Thursdays 14:00-15:00 (Jessop West 2.01a)
My research examines the way 'Bolshevik' language used by women in the Soviet Union in their letters to authorities, to comprehend how they understood the 'New Soviet Woman' in the twenties and thirties.
The thesis addresses 'generation' as an analytical framework, upon which discussions of emotions, rights and relationships are examined to understand which aspects of life women felt appropriate for a Soviet woman to share with authorities, and how they navigated the discourse that determined this.
More broadly, my research interests include most aspects of Russian and Soviet history, particularly social and emotional histories of gendered or marginalised groups in the revolutionary and early Soviet period.
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University of Sheffield
University of Liverpool
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