In 2017 I defended my doctoral dissertation under the title “Negotiating Imperial Rule: Colonists and Marriage in the Nineteenth-Century Black Sea Steppe,” which examined how the state-orchestrated marriage regime directed towards German colonists and the practices of different parties involved in it reflected, assured and negotiated Russian imperial politics in the Black Sea region during the 19th century. Since then, I have been employed as a senior lecturer at the Department of History and Contemporary Studies and taught a number of courses on different levels in the subject of history, as well as supervised students in their academic essay writing.
From September 2019, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies. I currently conduct research on the genealogy of diet reform activism across the Russian empire. My project titled Diet Reform and Vegetarian Activism in the Russian Empire: Ideas, Practices, Identities and Legacies, 1860s–1920s, focuses on the production and dissemination of ideas, practices, and ideologies of vegetarianism in time and space, among different activists and contexts. My current interests include the history of science and nutrition, as well as biopolitics in East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.