Monumental Politics: The Power of Public Memory in Putin’s Russia

Juliet JohnsonJuliet Johnson, professor of political science at McGill University, will explore in her talk Russia’s quest for national identity through the political struggles over Soviet and post-Soviet-era monuments.
Johnson’s research focuses on the politics of money and identity, particularly in post-communist Europe. She is the author of Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (Cornell 2016), A Fistful of Rubles: The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System (Cornell 2000), lead editor of Religion and Identity in Modern Russia: The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam (Ashgate 2005) and author of numerous scholarly and policy-oriented articles.

Thursday, March 9 at 7:00pm | Schapiro Hall, 129