Danielle Leavitt Quist

Danielle Leavitt-Quist

Graduate Student Associate

Ph.D. Candidate in History

Danielle Leavitt-Quist is a History PhD candidate at Harvard University and a scholar of the Soviet Union and Modern Ukraine. Her research explores how Soviets thought about human age, from the Soviet Union’s birth to its death. She focuses on the ways in which science, politics, and society came together to create dominant norms and perceptions of chronological age and lifespan over the course of the Soviet twentieth century, arguing that ideas about age mirrored the aging of the Soviet state and reflected both its visions of and fears for the future.