Erin studies the Soviet Union as a multinational state and society, with a particular focus on social and cultural history. Her current project explores how intellectuals, especially those of rural origins, sought to transform cultural understandings of the nation after the death of Stalin. Her research examines writers from across the Soviet Union, with a particular focus on the Soviet republics of Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Moldova. She has received support for her research from the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Davis Center, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Ukrainian Research Center, Title VIII, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarship. Erin was born in Arizona and currently lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder