Anna Ivanova entered the History Ph.D. Program in 2015. She studies history of the Soviet Union with a focus on the social history and history of consumption. Her dissertation project explores the meaning and forms of personal wealth in the late Soviet Union (1960-1980s). She received her BA in History and MA in Cultural Studies from the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow, Russia.
This conference aims to further complicate conventionally held ideas about the late Soviet Union by looking at how exactly the post-Stalinist environment informed social practices and individual lives.