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Mariana Kellis


Mariana Kellis is a third-year History Ph.D. student studying Imperial Russian history. Before coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she completed her B.A. in History at the University of Central Florida.

Research Interests

Imperial Russian History 

Russian serfdom and transnational comparisons of unfree labor 

Life in the shtetl 


B.A. in History from the University of Central Florida- 2021

Indiana University Summer Language Workshop, Russian Level 3- Summer 2022

Beloit College Summer Language Program, Russian Level 4- Summer 2023