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Rossen Djagalov

A picture of Dr. Rossen Djagalov from the  conference entitled, "Urban inequalities: from Right to the City to taking control".

Dr. Rossen Djagalov is an Associate Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU. His interests lie in the relationship between culture and Marxism, Soviet(-bloc) internationalism, and the history of the left, from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. His first book, From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and the Third World (2020), reconstructs the Soviet genealogy of postcolonial literature, film, and ultimately, theory. He is currently completing another one on multinational Soviet literature, as seen via the prism of the Friendship of the Peoples literary magazine and the evolution of non-Russian Soviet Künstlerroman. Tentatively entitled Media History of Socialist Internationalism, his next project examines the relationship between the political left and the different media (proletarian novel, theater, singer-songwriter performance, political documentary film) that at different times played a major role in connecting its publics globally. He has also written on late-/ post-socialist intelligentsia anti-populism and racism, on East European and Gulag literature. His PhD is in Comparative Literature, from Yale University, and before coming to NYU, he was a lecturer at Harvard's History and Literature program, a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, and taught at Koç University, Istanbul. He is a member of the editorial collective of LeftEast and the provisional committee of the Black Sheep.

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