PhD'19 (Russian and Eurasian history) University of Chicago


Claire Roosien is a joint-degree candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Department of History.

Research Interests

Central Asia; modern Middle East; modern Russia; gender history and theory; cultural and literary history; secularism; empire and imperial history; modernism in the arts and politics


Socialism Mediated: Soviet Mass Culture in Uzbekistan, 1928–1938


—Cocurator of Red Press: Radical Print Culture from St. Petersburg to Chicago, Special Collections Research Center, Sept. 25, 2017–Feb. 2, 2018
Dissertation Awards for 35 students in 2016–17
—Contributed to Special Collection exhibition, "Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children's Books and Graphic Art."