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Guests at Home: The Legacy of Soviet National Hierarchies

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Oct. 19, 2018
10:00am – 11:00am


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Guests at Home: The Legacy of Soviet National Hierarchies

Soviet nationality policies are frequently cited to explain national conflicts that arose during and after the dissolution of the USSR. Yet, these studies often focus on nationality policies from the opening decades of the Soviet Union, neglecting the specificities of minority life after the 1930s. Drawing on research conducted in three sub-republic (non-titular) minority communities, Dr. Goff will show how minority rights were continuously contested in the USSR and explain how differentiation among Soviet nationality categories generated contradictory expectations and experiences with lasting consequences.


Krista Goff

Krista Goff

Title VIII Short-Term Scholar;
Assistant Professor, University of Miami; Kluge Fellow, Library of Congress
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region though research and exchange.  Read more

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