Hello! My name is Alexandra and I am a second year masters student in EURUS, focusing on Russia and Eurasia. My academic research thus far has focused around postcolonial studies and the utilization of borders and language within the colonial process and their ongoing impacts/legacies. I now focus specific on post-Soviet states, but might shift my MRP to something completely different, i.e. a gender analysis of witchcraft in Russia vs. Western Europe.
I grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, Nickle capital of Canada, and moved to Ottawa almost six years ago to being my undergrad at Carleton in political science. Prior to that I was living in Dublin for about 9 months after finishing a college diploma in business administration and before embarking on a university degree. Pop-culture, feminist, anti-racist, and queer studies are my passion outside of academia and I’ve recently found tiktok to be an interesting tool for engaging in political discourse. I also find the algorithm that curates our feeds to be fascinating. Bimbo tiktok has been a blessing and I would highly recommend.
I have a small 14 year old Chihuahua that I adopted roughly 4 years ago, she’s super sweet to me and questionably kind to everyone else depending on whether you have food. She has many clothes which should make an appearance this semester.