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Isabelle R. Kaplan

  • Isabelle R. Kaplan has been at HSE University since 2019.


Research work at archives.

Participation in the seminars of Iternational Center for History and Sociology of World War II and its Consquences.

Education and Degrees

  • 2017

    Georgetown University

  • 1993

    Bachelor's in Comparative Literature
    Yale University


Article Kaplan I. R. Speaking Soviet with an Accent: Culture and Power in Kyrgyzstan // Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. 2014. Vol. 15. No. 2. P. 451-457. doi

Works in Progress

-"Comrades in Arts: The Soviet Dekada of National Art and the Friendship of Peoples" (journal article in preparation for submission)

-“Chansons of the World Unite: Soviet Cultural Policy and Eurovision in the Twenty-First Century” (journal article in preparation for submission)

The Art of Nation-Building: National Culture and Soviet Politics in Minority Republics (book manuscript in progress)



Davis Fellowship, Georgetown University, 2015-2016

Studying Cultural History of Ethnic Minorities in the USSR

Isabelle R. Kaplan, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, talks about her research on non-Slavic minorities in the Soviet Union in an interview to the HSE Look.

The HSE Look April issue

The second issue of 2020 presents two interviews on history and innovation and our advice on working remotely.