a public event
"Gypsy Sluts" and "Russian Heroes": Performing Authenticity on the Early Soviet Stage
A public lecture by BRIGID O'KEEFFE, Brooklyn College, History
Thursday, October 30, 2008
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Brigid O'Keeffe received her PhD in modern European history from New York University. Her dissertation, "Becoming Gypsy: Sovietizing the Self, 1917-1939," examined how Bolshevik nationality policy facilitated Roma's self-fashioning as conscious, integrated Soviet citizens. Her research and teaching interests include selfhood and narrativity; ethnicity, nation-building, and nationalism; citizenship and subjecthood; comparative empires; and the history of ethnography as a tool of imperial governance. In the fall of 2009, she will join CUNY-Brooklyn College as Assistant Professor of History. She is currently a Havinghurst Fellow in the Department of History at Miami University.