Epp Annus

Epp Annus

Guest Speaker

associate professor with Tallinn University, Institute of Humanities (Estonia)

Epp Annus is an associate professor with Tallinn University, Institute of Humanities (Estonia); she also lectures at the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Ohio State University (USA). She received her PhD from the University of Tartu, Estonia.

As a postcolonial/decolonial scholar, she is interested in the complex ideological entanglements of the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Her recent books include Soviet Postcolonial Studies: A View from the Western Borderlands (Routledge, 2018) and Coloniality, Nationality, Modernity: A Postcolonial View on Baltic Cultures under Soviet Rule, ed. by Epp Annus (Routledge, 2018). She is also an author or co-author of three monographs and three collective volumes in Estonian.

Her current project, The politics of eco-intimacy: Constructing subjecthood in the Soviet-era Baltics, explores connections and linkages between eco-intimacy – the feeling of belonging together with one’s natural surroundings – and models of subjectivity in the Soviet period and the subsequent era of transition. Her work in progress also includes a comparative analysis of Soviet and post-Soviet postcolonial literatures and a book chapter, Neoliberal revolutionaries: the idea of economic self-management in the late 1980s Estonian SSR.

In addition to her work as a scholar, she has published two novels, some poetry and several children’s books.