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Kimberly StJulian-Varnon

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon is an incoming doctoral student in History at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former secondary history teacher and community college instructor. She earned her M.A. in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia from Harvard University. Her research examines the intersections of Black experience, identity, ethnicity, race, and Soviet nationality policy in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet space. She is currently preparing an article that analyzes how visiting the Soviet Union affected African American understandings of Black identity in the 1920s and 30s. Her public writing has appeared in Foreign PolicyKrytyka (Ukraine)and The Moscow Times.

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon will participate in our webinar “Racism and Nationalism” on Thursday, July 23rd, at 1pm EST.