Joshua First

Joshua First, who received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan in 2008, is presently a post-doctoral fellow at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University of Ohio. In the Fall, he will join the History faculty at the University of Mississippi as the Croft Assistant Professor of History and International Studies. Recently, Joshua has published articles on Ukrainian poetic cinema, Soviet film sociology, and the politics of melodrama during the Brezhnev era. He is currently working on a book entitled, Scenes of Belonging: Cinema and the Multinational Imagination during the Soviet 1960s.
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