Personal Statement:

I am interested in comparative practices of punishment and reeducation in 20th century China and Soviet Union.

I received a doctoral degree in Modern Chinese Literature from St. Petersburg State University in 2017.

Selected Publications:

Alexandra Noi, “The Ex-prisoners of Gulag in the Siberian Expeditions,” iInvisible Labour: Power and Politics in Twentieth Century Science (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming).

Alexandra Nikitina, The Song of Ouyang Hai: The Destruction of an Ideal Hero. Archiv Orientalni: Journal of African and Asian Studies, 83, 2015, pp. 117–136.


Courses Taught:

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

Summer 2021 (Session B): Introduction to the Research University (INT W 20)

Spring 2021: Modern Europe, 18th century–Present (HIST 4C) 

Winter 2021: Science and Technology in the Cold War (HIST105CW) 

Fall 2020: World History, c. 1000–1700 (HIST 2B)

Summer 2020 (Session B): Introduction to the Research University (INT W 20)

Spring 2020: Modern Europe, 18th century–Present (HIST 4C) 

Winter 2020: Medieval and Early Modern Europe (HIST 4B) 

Fall 2019: World History, 1700–Present (HIST 2C)

Modern Chinese Literature at Moscow State Linguistic University (2017-2018)

Language Instructor:
Chinese (Mandarin) and Classical Chinese at St. Petersburg State University, Department of Asian and African Studies (2013-2016)
Chinese (Mandarin) at the Confucius Institute of St. Petersburg State University (2011-2016)


Awards & Professional Activities:

Lawrence Badash Prize

Richard ’59 And Jeanne Williams Endowed Graduate Fellowship

History Associates Graduate Fellowship (2020)

John Coleman Award (2020)

Predissertation Travel Grant to China, Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies (2020)

Emil Steck Jr. Fellowship (UCSB) (2018-2019)

UCSB Chancellor’s Fellowship (2018-2024)

Training Program for Overseas Sinologists organized by the PRC Ministry of Culture and Chinese Writers’ Association (Beijing, 2015)

Library Travel Grant from Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and European Association for Chinese Studies (2012), University of London, School of Asian and African Studies 

Fulbright Fellowship (2012-2013) Finalist (Alternate)

Chinese Consulate General in St. Petersburg Scholarship (2008-2009) Language Trainee Program at Central China Normal University (Wuhan)

Fulbright Fellowship (2008-2009) Semifinalist 

Chinese Embassy in Moscow Scholarship (2006-2007) Exchange Program at North-Eastern Normal University (Changchun)

Member of UCSB interdisciplinary Memory studies group

Organizer and member of UCSB Russian History Kruzhok (reading group)

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