Mihaela Pacurar

Mihaela Pacurar

Ph.D. candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Mihaela  Pacurar

Tentative dissertation title:

"Returns to Moscow: The Soviet City and its Sites of Memory"


A.B. Harvard College. Concentration: Literature and Comparative Literature.

Research interests:

  • Russian and Eastern European literatures and cultures (Russian, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Jewish);
  • the relationship between urban space and cultural memory;
  • the politics of literary historiography, literary theory, hybrid literary forms (magazines, almanacs, and blogs), cultural polemics. 

Conference presentations:

  • "A Purged Monument: Yuri Trifonov's House on the Embankment," ATSEEL Conference, Boston, January 2013
  • "Reappraising Soviet Moscow: Yuri Trifonov's House on the Embankment" Literary Colloquium, Harvard Slavic Department, November, 2012
  • My Aunts in Tel Aviv - Radu Cosașu's Auntology of Survival,” Modern Jewish Worlds Workshop, Harvard University, March 2011 


  • Center for Jewish Studies Summer Research Fellowship, 2011, 2012.
  • Davis Center Fellowships for Language Study and Research in the Czech Republic and Poland, 2009, 2010.
  • Merle Fainsod Prize, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 2008.

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