"The Demise of the Multiethnic Soviet Union" with Brigid O'Keeffe

November 8th, 2022 · 46 mins 49 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, author and historian Brigid O'Keeffe joins Sergio and Misha to discuss her research and newly released work on the rise and fall of the multiethnic Soviet Union. The social histories which Dr. O'Keeffe mentions are: Jeff Sahadeo's Voices from the Soviet Edge https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501738203/voices-from-the-soviet-edge/ and Adrienne Edgar's Intermarriage and the Friendship of Peoples https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501762949/intermarriage-and-the-friendship-of-peoples/#bookTabs=1

Brigid O'Keeffe is a Professor of History at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is a specialist on the history of late imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. O’Keeffe is the author of The Multiethnic Soviet Union and its Demise (Bloomsbury); Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia (Bloomsbury; Winner of the 2021 Ab Imperio Award) and New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union (University of Toronto Press). She is at work on her next book, The Family Litvinov: A History of the Twentieth Century.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on October 31st, 2022 via Zoom.

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