A native of Cleveland, I am a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, with a focus on the Caucasus region during the era of Nikita Khrushchev’s Thaw. I earned my PhD in History at The Ohio State University, my MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, my MLIS at Kent State University, and my BA in History at John Carroll University in Cleveland.


PhD, History, 2016-2021
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

MA, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2013-2015
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MLIS, Library and Information Science, 2012-2013
Kent State University, Kent, OH

BA, History, 2008-2012
John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

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