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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

Short Bio

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term) at the University of Bologna since October 2019, I devote my research to the political and social history of the USSR and post-Soviet states. My ongoing projects explore various facets of justice: as a political tool (to assert authority and to police society), as a mode of communication (among various State actors and social groups), and as a form of historical narrative (as I deal mostly with war crimes trials). While rooted in concrete spaces – Ukraine, Southern Russia, Belarus – this project requires a steady gaze across multiple levels of analysis: the pan-Soviet level, the Soviet block, and eventually international relations. This work is based on intensive archival work and document exploitation and depends on a rigorous methodology, which carries over to my pedagogy as well.


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Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà
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Office hours

Reception hours in 2021: Mondays 14.00-17.00, at the office (2-37)

!!! The hours of Monday 18 are postponed to Thursday 21, 14-17.

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