Natasha Kadlec

Graduate Student Associate

Ph.D. Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Natasha’s research interests center around interactions of literature and historiography during the Soviet period: the afterlives of the Russian classics, processes of canonization and de-canonization, and Soviet discourses on historiography and pedagogy. Her past publications and conference papers have dealt with topics including historiographic and ethnographic themes in 20th-century Russian literature (Kharms, Vaginov), Soviet children’s literature, and uses of history in Soviet mass culture. Natasha has lived in Estonia and Belarus and received an M.A. in Slavic Philology from the University of Tartu in 2020.