26th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies

Event Format
In person
Center for Government and International Studies South Building, Belfer Case Study Room S020

The annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies showcases multidisciplinary research by students from Harvard, Wellesley, and Wheaton Colleges. Please note that this event will take place in person, with the option to watch via Zoom.

Welcome: 1:00-1:10 p.m.

Panel I: 1:10-2:20 p.m.

Chair: Nina Tumarkin, Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies, Professor of History and Director of Russian Area Studies, Wellesley College; Center Associate, Davis Center

Clara Bates, Harvard College (2022): "The New Vanguard: Black Radicals and the Bolsheviks in the 1920s
Leigh Brooks, Wheaton College (2022): "Culture and Dress in 20th Century Communist Societies."
Sophia Charles, Harvard College (2024): "Pillars Under Siege: Russian Nation Through the Lifetime Lens of Nicholas S. Timasheff"
Ishita Krishan, Wellesley College (2022): "Trauma & Memory: Women’s Experiences in the Siege of Leningrad"
Alexander Lee, Harvard College (2023): "An 'Enterprise' Betrayed: Stalin's Industrial Managers"

Panel II: 2:40-3:40 p.m.

Chair: Tom Dolak, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Russian and Russian Studies Department, Wheaton College

Julia Barton-Biegelsen, Wellesley College (2023): "Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov: Gods and the Godlike"
Mary Galstian, Harvard College (2022): "The Advent: Galoost"
Zoe Sensenig, Wheaton College (2022): "Influence of Glasnost on Literature Timasheff"
Tatianna Staszkow, Wheaton College (2022): "Russia's Far East: Assessing Siberian Indigeneity in the Russian Federation"

Panel III: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Chair: Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School, the Faculty Co-Chair of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and the Director of Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Georgiy Kent, Harvard College (2022): "Homeland Lost? Crimean Tatar Civil Society Responses to the Russian Occupation of Crimea"
Paige Lee, Harvard College (2023): "Facebook as a Cultural Repository of Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry”
Mercedes Sapuppo, Harvard College (2023): "Women, the Democratic Movement in Belarus, and the International Community"
Alexander Walsh, Harvard College (2022): "Russia and the United States: A Soured Relationship"



The Undergraduate Colloquium is co-sponsored by Wellesley College and Wheaton College.


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or daviscenter@fas.harvard.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.