Elizabeth McGuire

I grew up in California, and graduated from Harvard in 1993 with a degree in Russian history & literature. I worked for five years after college before returning for a masters’ degree at Johns Hopkins SAIS. After finishing SAIS, I realized I wanted an academic career, rather than the business career I had previously been planning. I moved back to California in 2000 to start a history Ph.D. at Berkeley. At Berkeley I became interested in cross-cultural interactions between Russia and China under socialism, and therefore started taking Chinese. In the long run I hope to do all sorts of research comparing Russian and Chinese experiences of socialism. My dissertation is about the lives of Chinese students in the Soviet Union. I am currently in China interviewing former students, and will come to Russia for six months starting in February to work in the archives.

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
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