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Historisches Seminar SNSF Professorship Ekaterina Emeliantseva Koller

Ekaterina Emeliantseva Koller

Ekaterina Emeliantseva Koller, Prof. Dr.

  • SNSF Professor
+ 41 44 634 36 45
Rämistrasse 64, 8001 Zürich - room 314

Ekaterina Emeliantseva Koller has been an SNSF professor of East European History since September 2017. Previously she was an SNSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Marie Heim-Vögtlin Grant) at the University of Zurich (2015-2017) and part-time lecturer in History at the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen (2014-2017). Previously, she was a part-time lecturer in Modern History at Bangor University/ Wales, UK (2010-2013), Teaching and Research Assistant at the Division for East European History of the University of Zurich (2003-2008), and Research Assistant at the History Department of the University of Basel (2001-2004). She obtained her PhD in East European History at the University of Basel after studying East European History, Slavic Philology and Modern German Literature in Freiburg/Br., Cologne, Bonn, and St. Petersburg.

Current Research Projects

Late Soviet Village: People, Institutions, and Things between the socialist cult of urbanity and ruralisation of urban life styles

Flexible Socialism of the Brezhnev era: People, institutions, and emotions in the closed city of Severodvinsk (Summary)

Research Interests

  • Late Soviet Union
  • Rural/Urban history of the Soviet Union
  • Cold War and Military History
  • History of Sports in Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Approaches to Cultural History/Historiograpy
  • Material Culture
  • Culture of Emotions
  • Religious Groups in Eastern Europe (18th/19th c.)​​​​​
  • Jewish History in Eastern Europe


  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
  • British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)
  • Verband der Osteuropahistorikerinnen und –historiker (VOH)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Geschichte (SGG)
  • Schweizerische Akademische Gesellschaft für Osteuropawissenschaften (Revisorin)
  • AcademiaNet

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