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Angelina Buckley Lucento

  • Angelina Buckley Lucento has been at HSE University since 2015.

Education and Degrees

  • 2014

    Northwestern University

  • 2013

    Master's in Humanities/History
    Northwestern University, History of Art

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Art of the Second Half of the 20th - 21st Centuries (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 4 year, 3 module)Eng



Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art, 2019-2020

Field Editor, European Exhibitions, caa.reviews, 2017-present



Selected Invited Talks 

Invited Lecture, “Visual ‘Tatarisms’ on the Cusp of Soviet Empire,” NYU Abu Dhabi

Fall 2020


Invited Lecture (in Russian), “Дружба народов: Бела Уитц и Оксана Павленко в поиске интернационального монументального искусства [The Friendship of the Peoples: Béla Uitz and Oksana Pavlenko in Search of an International Monumental Art],” The Kyiv Picture Gallery National Museum, Kyiv

22 February 2020


Invited Discussant, “Aesthetical and Affective Matters of Exhibiting,” Cold War Matters: (In)Visible Economics of Things, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

16-17 December 2019


Invited Conference Presentation, “History After Terror: How Oksana Pavlenko and Béla Uitz Reimagined the History of the RSFSR at VDNKh in the 1950s,” IX Poletaev Readings, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow

4 October 2019

Invited Lecture, “Painting Against Empire: Béla Uitz and the Birth of Internationalist Socialist Realism,” Department of History, Central European University, Budapest

15 January 2019


Invited Keynote Lecture, “Changing Conceptions of the Soviet Art Object after 1917,” Serpukhov History and Art Museum, Serpukhov, Russia

24 October 2018


Invited Conference Presentation, “Emanations for All: Solomon Nikritin's Theory of Painting as the Fuel of Socialism,” Energy Humanities East: Energy and Resource Discourses in (Post-) Soviet Culture, Humboldt University, Berlin

24-26 June 2018

Selected Conferences

“The NKVD and the Political Origins of Socialist Realism: The Persecution of the Boichukisty in Ukraine as Case Study,” The Political Police and the Soviet System:

Insights from Newly Opened KGB Archives in the Former Soviet States, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

3-4 April 2020

“Monumental Art Against Concentrated Spectacle: Soviet Murals As Catalysts for Collectivist Politics, 1928-1968,” College Art Association, New York

13-16 February 2019

“Actionism as Anthropology: Katrin Nenasheva and the New Politics of Performance Art in Russia,” Art, Materiality, and Representation: Royal Anthropology Institute Conference, London

June 2018

Conference Co-Organizer, “The Aesthetics of Social Equality: Avant-Garde, Populisms, and the People,” National Research University-Higher School of Economics,

10-11 May 2018

Employment history

Assistant Professor, School of Historical Studies, 2017-present

Research Fellow, International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow



Humanities Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest


The HSE Look March Issue

The first issue of 2021 presents interviews with former and current participants of HSE international postdoc programme, and introduces new postdocs.

Teaching at HSE – Tips, Approaches and Challenges

'Teaching at HSE' workshop held on November 15 once again welcomed internationally recruited faculty members and led a discussion about teaching findings and best teaching practices.

Welcome Aboard: Tenure-Track Introductions

Every year The HSE Look continues its tradition of welcoming newly recruited international faculty via short summaries about their positions and research interests. In the 34th issue we introduce the tenure-track faculty members, and in November you can learn more about post-doctoral researchers who are starting their work at HSE this fall.

Art versus Document: Photography in Modern Russian History’

An international scholarly conference ‘Art versus Document: Photography in Modern Russian History’ took place from June 1st to 2nd, 2017 in Moscow.

Angelina Lucento "Entangled Modernisms: Socialism, Jadidism, and the Development of Early Soviet Visual Culture"

On November 25 the Center's postdoctoral research fellow Angelina Lucento gave a presentation “Entangled Modernisms: Socialism, Jadidism, and the Development of Early Soviet Visual Culture” at the scholarly seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.

HSE Open Talks at HSE Day

Each year HSE welcomes new colleagues – Ph.D. holders from the world’s best universities – who join the university through the international recruiting programme. HSE continues the tradition of public lectures at HSE Day, and holds HSE Open Talks in English. Academics from all over the world representing the most diverse disciplines will discuss their research and talk with the public.

New Voices: Research Projects and Ideas

In 2015 HSE laboratories and centres chose 24 scholars as post-doctoral fellows in the fields of philosophy, history, data analysis, finance, and cognitive studies. University bulletin HSE Look introduces these researchers as well as the teams with which they are now working.

Studying Russian Writers on How War Alters Aesthetic Experience

Dr. Angelina Lucento is a Research Fellow at HSE International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences. Her work focusses on art and war. In this interview with HSE English News she explains how family history brought her to research WWII and Russian culture and tells us why Moscow suits her so well for living and working as an international academic in her field.