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Polina Popova

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate


Notable Honors

2020, Davis Graduate Student Grant, ASEEES

2019-2020, Princeton University Library Research Grant, Rare Book Division, Cotsen Fund

2013, 2014, Egan-Martinez Scholarship, DePaul University

2013, 2014, 2015, DePaul Student History Award for Scholastic Excellence, DePaul University

2013, DePaul Graduate Fellowship, DePaul University

2005, 2006, Scholarship, International Shinto Foundation


M.A. in History from DePaul University (2015)
B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (2007)

Courses Taught:

HIST 223-02 Russian and Soviet History (Columbia College Chicago, Fall of 2016, Fall of 2018, Spring of 2019, Fall of 2019, Fall of 2020)

Japanese - Reading (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Spring of 2007)
HIST 117 Understanding the Holocaust (UIC, Fall of 2015, Fall of 2016)
HIST 105 Global Transformation and the Rise of the West Since 1000 (UIC, Spring of 2016, Spring of 2017)
HIST 100 Western Civilization Part 1 (UIC, Fall 2017)
HIST 272 China Since 1911 (UIC, Spring 2018)
HIST 101 Western Civilization Part 2 (UIC, Fall 2018)
HIST 255 History of Chicago (UIC, Spring 2019)
HIST 213 Europe 1815-1914 (UIC, Fall 2019)
HIST 271 Late Imperial China (UIC, Fall 2020)

Selected Presentations

DePaul University Student History Conference presentations (2013, 2014, and 2015)

DePaul LAS Graduate Student Conference (2014)

Midwest Slavic Conference (Ohio State University, 2017)

Loyola University Graduate Student Conferences (2016 and 2017)

51st Annual ASEEES Convention (San Francisco, 2019)

Research Currently in Progress

The Representation of Power in Soviet Children's Literature from the 1920s until 1953 in Biographies of Party Leaders

Research Interests:

Modern Russian and Soviet history, Modern Eastern European history, Women under Communist Regimes, Children's History, Children's Literature