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Nina Tumarkin
Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies and Professor of History

Nina Tumarkin, Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies and professor of history, is a historian of Russia who has researched the Soviet era; her books include The Living and the Dead: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia and Lenin Lives! The Lenin Cult in Soviet Russia. Tumarkin was one of only six Soviet experts who briefed President Ronald Reagan and key cabinet members before Reagan’s historic first meeting with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in November 1985 at the Geneva Summit. She recently was a guest on Southern California Public Radio's AirTalk program to discuss the White House’s recent sanctions against Russia in response to election-related cyberhacking.

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Kariann E. Goldschmitt, latin american, music, african, wellesley
Assistant Professor of Music

Kariann Goldschmitt, assistant professor of music, is an ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar who, in addition to writing for academic publications, contributes to magazines and blogs like Sounding Out! and S

Lecturer of Theater Studies

Melinda Lopez, lecturer of theater studies, is a celebrated playwright who spoke to Radio Boston about her experiences and heritage. Lopez’ most recent play, B

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