Oral Histories of Women Activists in Russia

Hello,

I’m Jacob Lassin and I am a member of the Class of 2012 and Government and Russian and Post-Soviet Studies double major.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to spend my summer in St. Petersburg, Russia doing research on the Women’s Movement in Russia as a Chappell Fellow. . Over the course of the summer I will be interviewing three women, a film director, a film scholar and a poet and activist who were all crucial members of the women’s movement there.  I have been working closely with Professor Alexander Prokhorov to figure out the best way to gather more information about the Russian women’s movement  Sadly, their work has been largely ignored and many do not seem to even care in Russia, making it even more important that I help to make people aware of their efforts to make women’s rights an issue in the forefront of people’s minds.

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