Ethell Gershengorin

Position title: TA: History 219 with Professor Michels


Advisor: Francine Hirsch

Office: 4271 Mosse Humanities Building
Mailbox: 5093 Mosse Humanities Building
Office Hours: Office Hours By Appointment

Ethell Gershengorin


I am interested in the complexities of Soviet nationalities and the cross-cutting cleavages that made Soviet identity multifaceted–ethnicity, gender, and class. My research will examine how the Soviet regime shaped the identities of Soviet Jewish women and the ways in which these women adapted to and confronted policies. I am also interested in the exploration of Jewish women’s resistance to and disruption of Soviet policies and norms through art and material culture.


B.A., Boston University, 2017


  • European History
  • Gender and Women’s History