Anastasiya Osipova is scholar of Soviet and contemporary Russian and Ukrainian cultures, with a focus on materialist aesthetics. Her first book, Survival and Mobilization: The Genre Memory of Soviet Prison Writing explores inter-generational aesthetic influence among political prisoners from 1920s to 2020s.
In addition to her academic work, she is active as a writer, translator, and publisher of contemporary art and poetry in Russia and Ukraine. In 2013 she co-founded Cicada Press, an imprint committed to publishing formally experimental Eastern European writing.
July 30th, 2023 | Season 5 | 38 mins 6 secs
journalism, politics, protest, russia, war
On this episode, Lera sits down with Anastasiya Osipova, a scholar of Soviet and contemporary Russian and Ukrainian cultures, who shares about her research on DOXA, an anti-authoritarian student journal on harassment in academia that emerged from Higher School of Economics in Moscow in 2017. DOXA was stripped of its status as a university organization in 2019 and since then exists as an independent magazine. After February 2022, DOXA left Russia and continues to operate outside of the country. Thanks for listening!