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Amy Garey



Contact Information

Email    amgarey@ucla.edu
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Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology

Publications

2014 “Soviet Reflections: Music, Nostalgia, and Personhood among (Post-) Soviet Immigrants.” Hagar Studies in Culture, Polity, and Identities 12: 46-72.  link

2014 (short story) “Two Miles of Earth.” Ishaan Literary Review 5.        

2012 “‘How it Was’: Semiotic Approaches to Soviet References.” Laboratorium 4(2): 27-50. link 

2011 “Aleksandr Galich: Performance and the Politics of the Everyday.” Limina 17: 1-13. link 

2010 “‘Why is the Cook on the Radio?’: Warrior Women and Welfare Mothers in the American Armed Forces." Michigan Feminist Studies 23: 53-75. link

            

Grants and Awards

American Councils Research Fellowships

            2016  Title VIII Research Scholar Fellowship, Russia and Ukraine

 

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 

            2012  First Place, Young Scholars Contest

 

University of California-Los Angeles

            2015  Field Research Grant, Department of Anthropology

            2011  Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship

            2010  University Fellowship

 

Institute of International Education

            2010  U.S. Student Fulbright Full Grant to Kazakhstan (declined)

Conference Presentations

2017    “After the Komsomol: Youth Comedy Competitions in Russia and Ukraine.” Paper

            presented at the symposium, City, Community, and the Transformation of Space in Post

            Eastern Bloc Societies, Lazarski National University, Warsaw, Poland, June 2017.

 

2016    “‘To Live More Joyfully’: Moral Cosmologies in Post-Soviet Sketch Comedy.” Paper

            presented at the SOYUZ: Postsocialist Cultural Studies annual symposium, University of

            Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2016.

 

2016    “Blood, Sex, Silence: Nonreferential Indexes in Pasternak’s Above the Barriers.” Paper

            presented at the American Association of Teachers of Russian and Eastern European

            Studies Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, January 2016.

 

2015    “Imagined Community in Russian Comedy.” Paper presented at the International

            Geological Conference, “The Science of Laughter: Methodology and Terminology,” St.

            Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2015.

 

2015    “The Russian Male Macho Register and Performances of Masculinity in Russian Sketch

            Comedy.” Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and

            Eastern European Languages Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, January 2015.

 

2012    “Blood, Sex, Silence: Violence in Boris Pasternak's Above the Barriers." Paper presented

             at the UCLA Pasternak Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA, February 2012.

2011    "Digging Up Potatoes: Semiotic Approaches to Soviet References.” Paper presented at

            the UCLA History Graduate Students Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October

            2011.

2011    “Ask the Dead: Studying the Intangible in the Social Sciences.” Paper presented at the

            UCLA Discourse Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA, October 2011.

 

2010    “Performing Masculinity in Post-Soviet Sketch Comedy.” Paper presented at the Soyuz

            (Society for the Anthropology of Postsocialism) Symposium, Chicago, IL, April 2010.

 

2009    “Cannot Forget What You Never Knew: Soviet Nostalgia among Young Russian

            Immigrants.” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Meetings

            Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.

 

2009    “Aleksandr Galich: Performance and the Politics of the Everyday.” Paper presented at

            the Slavic Forum Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, May 2009.

 

2007    “Soviet Reflections: Music, Nostalgia, and Personhood among (Post-) Soviet

            Immigrants.” Paper presented at the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, Department of

            Anthropology, University of Chicago, October 2007. 

 

2003    “Nuptiality and Nonmarital Fertility Trends in Kazakhstan: Economics, Culture, and

            Female Social Status.” Paper presented at the Southern Demographic Association

            Conference, Alexandria,VA, October 2003.

Advisors

Nancy Levine, Chair

Yunxiang Yan

David MacFadyen

Mariko Tamanoi

Degrees

M.A., Anthropology, UCLA

M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago

B.A., Anthropology and Russian Studies, University of Texas