Reforging Roma into New Soviet Gypsies

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Guest:

Brigid O’Keeffe is an Associate Professor of History at Brooklyn College where she specializes in late imperial Russian and Soviet history. Her research interests include internationalism, Esperanto, selfhood, ethnicity, citizenship and everyday Soviet life. She’s the author of New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union published by University of Toronto Press.

Music:

Etta James, “Tell Mama,” Mojo Presents Southern Soul, 2005.