The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center would like to extend a warm welcome Dr. Anna Whittington, who has joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an assistant professor of history. Her research specializes in the history of citizenship and inequality across Soviet Eurasia. Dr. Whittington holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan (2018), an MA from Stanford University in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (2011), and an AB in history (2009) from Harvard University, with a secondary concentration in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies.

Her first book manuscript, Repertoires of Citizenship: Inclusion, Inequality, and the Making of the Soviet People, explores the discourses and practices of Soviet citizenship and identity from the October Revolution to the Soviet collapse. She is also continuing work on her second book, A Mirror for Society: Censuses in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

Dr. Whittington teaches courses on Russian and Soviet history as well as the history of central Asia and thematic courses on citizenship and borders. We are thrilled to have Dr. Whittington here on campus, and we hope you will join us in welcoming her to our community!