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Dr. Yulia KARPOVA

Research interest(s):
East- and Central European avant-garde; art and design of late socialism


Organization: Central European University
Country: Hungary

Curriculum vitae:
Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)


PhD, summa cum laude, Comparative History of Central, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, 2015

Dissertation title: Designer Socialism: The Aesthetic Turn in Soviet Russia After Stalin
Supervisor: Marsha Siefert
Committee members: Karl Hall, Irina Sandomirskaja,
External reader: Serguei Alex. Oushakine


Princeton University
Visiting student, October-November 2015


Central European University MA, Comparative Central European History, 2009
Thesis title: The Stilyagi: Soviet Youth Subculture of the 1950s and Its Fashion

St. Petersburg Alexander von Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design MA, History and Theory of Visual Art, 2008




RESEARCH INTERESTS

Comparative History of Central and Eastern Europe, History of Art and Design, Material Culture Studies, Late Socialism, History of Russian and Soviet Visual Art, Feminist Art-Making and Art Criticism

PUBLICATIONS

“Accommodating ‘Design’: Introducing the Western Concept into Soviet Art Theory in the 1950s – 60s,” European Review of History – Revue européenne d’ historie Vol. 20, no. 4 (2013), pp. 627-47.

Review of the conference “Illusions Killed by Life: Afterlives of (Soviet) Constructivism,” Princeton University, May 10-13, 2013, New Literary Observer, no.125 (2014), pp. 390-98.

“Kholodil’nik s ornamentom: k probleme ‘natsional’noi formy’ v sovetskom prikladnom iskusstve I promyshlennom dizaine v poslestalinskii period” [“Refrigerator with Ornament: On the Problem of ‘National Form’ in Soviet Applied Art and Industrial Design in Post-Stalinist Period”], NZ: Debates on Politics and Culture 78 (2011): 300-318.

“Decorative Art of the USSR and the Constructing of the Official Discourse on Soviet Art and Material Culture in the late 1950s – early 1960s,” Proceedings of the Graduate Student Conference “Constructing the Soviet: Political Consciousness, Everyday Practices and New Identities” (European University in St. Petersburg, 2011), pp. 106-14.


SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Central European University, Award for Advanced Doctoral Students, 2014
The Malevich Society Research Grant, 2014
German Historical Institute in Moscow (DHI Moskau), Research Grant, 2014
Central European University, Doctoral Research Support Grant, 2011
Central European University, Peter Hanák Prize in Modern History for MA thesis, 2009