Sasha Senderovich

Sasha Senderovich is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University. His dissertation, “The Red Promised Land: Narratives of Jewish Mobility in Early Soviet Culture” (Harvard, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2010) focused on texts and films which, while seeming to conform to the vision of the USSR as a kind of “Promised Land” for the Jews, use narratives and tropes of mobility to suggest lingering displacement and the instability of an apparently firm ideology. While currently revising his dissertation, Sasha is also beginning a series of projects concerned with the dialogue of post-Soviet films with Soviet-era cinema, focusing on the moving image as both a unit of historical transmission and an instrument in the construction of cultural concepts (such as “the friendship of the peoples”) that are repeated and restaged in radically different historical contexts. Having been recently liberated from the task of writing his dissertation, Sasha has also taken up writing shorter reviews and essays on aspects of post-Soviet culture some of which, to date, have been published in KinoKultura and Tablet Magazine. A native, due to calamities of Soviet history, of Russia's provinces, Sasha is particularly excited about this year's symposium's focus on the Russian periphery and Russia’s “others.”
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