Erica Lally recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in International Studies from Dickinson College. While studying abroad in Moscow her junior year, Erica fell in love with the Russian people and their rich culture and history.
With her grant, Erica will collect oral histories from three generations of Russians who reside in a historic dacha community near Moscow. Her research will examine the community's history as a microcosm for the larger history of the Russian intelligentsia, looking especially at the experiences of the Thaw Generation. This research complements Erica's desire to pursue a graduate degree in history and work in international affairs in the future.
- Current and Past Fulbrighters: American 2008-2009