Kimberly St. Julian Varnon

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon


PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

Kimberly's work examines how Black experience in the Soviet Union shaped Black identity, and how the presence of people of color shaped ideas and understandings of race, ethnicity, and nationalities policy in the Soviet Union and its former republics post-independence. Her public writing analyzes the linkages of race, foreign policy, and culture in the United States, Russia, and Ukraine.

Kimberly received her master's from the Davis Center's REECA program in 2014.