Alexis Peri

Alexis Peri

Guest Speaker

Associate Professor of History, Boston University

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Dr. Alexis Peri is an Associate Professor of History at Boston University, specializing in Russian and Soviet history. Peri published The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press, 2017) as well as articles in Kritika, The Russian Review, and The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review. Peri’s current research examines hundreds of pen-friendships Soviet and American women formed during WWII, and it traces how they struggled to maintain them during the Cold War. The manuscript is titled: Dear Unknown Friend: Soviet and American Women Discover the Power of the Personal and is under contract with Harvard University Press.