Ethell Gershengorin

Advisor: Francine Hirsch

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