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Maria Fedorova

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20th-century U.S. History, Food history

Ph.D. Candidate
Specialist degree - History RSUH, Moscow (2009); MA American History WSU (2012)

Office: HSSB 3218

Advisor: Nelson Lichtenstein

My research focuses on the circulation, transfer, and adaptation of agricultural ideas between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s. In particular, I am interested in how American agricultural expertise impacted the Soviet agricultural reconstruction in the 1920s and how this experience, in turn, effected American agricultural policies during the New Deal.

Teaching Assistantships

  • 17A: The American People
    Fall 2013
  • 17C: The American People (World War I to the Present)
    Spring 2013
  • 17B: The American People
    Winter 2014
  • 17C: The American People
    Spring 2014


  • Wayne Stanford Scholarship
    WSU, November 2011 (Most promising thesis proposal)
  • Fulbright Award
    Fulbright Graduate Student's Program, Master's degree at WSU, 2010-2012
  • All-UC Fellowship, UC Davis
    Spring 2014
  • Nominated for the 2014-2015 Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
    Spring 2015
  • Darcy Ritzau Graduate Student Award
    Spring 2014


  • Interview with Prof. John Majewski about the Exhibition “Who Freed the Slaves? Emancipation as a Social Movement”
    KCSB Radio Program “Library Hour," February 2013
  • “Anti-Intellectual Discourse in Historical Narratives of the 1950s”
    Fourth Annual U.S. Intellectual History Conference, New York, November 2012