Guests: Elana Resnick and Viktor Pal on waste, recycling, reuse, and race in (post-)Communist Eastern Europe.
Faculty Spotlight on the University of Pittsburgh’s Turkish instructor Iknur Lider.
Guest: Rossen Djagalov on From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and the Third Worlds published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Guest: Trevor Erlacher on Ukrainian Nationalism in the Age of Extremes: An Intellectual Biography of Dmytro Dontsov published by Harvard University Press.
I attended a Belarus solidarity rally in Pittsburgh. Here’s what some of the protesters told me.
Guests: Dina Fainberg and Victoria Zhuravleva on the history of Russian and American mutual perceptions.
Guests: Ekaterina Babintseva and Slava Gerovitch on cybernetics in the United States and Soviet Union.
Guest: Lee Farrow on Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-72 published by Louisiana State University Press.
Guests: Meredith Roman and Minkah Makalani on Black radicalism, the Comintern, and Soviet antiracism.
Guest: Andrew Jacobs on American tourism to the Soviet Union during the Cold War.