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Vanessa Voisin

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-STO/03 History of Eastern Europe

Curriculum vitae

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Double education: History (Ph.D., Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne with First Class Honors, 2011) and Slavic Studies (Master, Université Paris 4 - Paris Sorbonne with First Class Honors)

Public competition: Agrégation d’histoire (2003)

Academic trajectory

Following completion of her doctorate, Dr. Voisin worked in Moscow as deputy head of the Franco-Russian Research Center [], and assumed full responsibility for the program, its operations, teaching, and budget, and bilateral cooperation with the host nation from 2012 to 2015.

This period coincided with work on a collective program on wartime cinema in the Soviet Union that resulted in an exhibition (Paris), an International conference (Moscow), a retrospective-conference (Toulouse) and several publications. Back in Paris she submitted a five-year project to the ANR [French Research Agency] that was accepted and ended upon her arrival in Bologna. The program brought together a dozen researchers from various European countries and examined the experience of accountability for Nazi-era crimes in Eastern Europe, from the war years to the collapse of the Soviet block.


Since 2003, State teacher of history (Agrégation d’histoire). After a brief experience in high school, dott.ssa Voisin occupied several positions of associate professor (fixed term) in French universities (Paris 1-Sorbonne, Amiens) from 2005 to 2012. She has taught various courses for undergraduate and gradute degrees in the field of modern European history, with a concentration on central and Eastern Europe. Parallel to this activity, she organized and animated seminars on the history of USSR & Eastern Europe (Paris - EHESS, Moscow – CEFR/DHI) and delivered conferences (Sciences Po Paris) or full courses in Master's Degree program (currently: University of Paris Est-Créteil, UPEC).

Research activity

National and international research programs including: Soviet Cinema at War (ANR 2013); as program leader: Nazi Crimes in the Courtroom – Central & Eastern Europe (ANR 2017).

Reviewed articles and books for French and US peer-review journals; reviewed research projects at CEFR (Moscow) and for ANR. Created the online publication of the German-French seminar on Soviet history (2013): 

Other activities

Main curator of the exhibition Filmer la guerre : les Soviétiques face à la Shoah, Paris, January-November 2015: