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European University at St. Petersburg
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Claire Haffner is an M.A. candidate at the European University at St. Petersburg specializing in political science and Russian and Eurasian Studies with a focus on historical memory and memory politics. She is also pursuing an M.A. at the Middlebury Davis School of Russian. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, she taught at Penza State University and presented academic papers at conferences in Penza and Ulyanovsk, Russia. She has also worked and studied in Spain, and is fluent in Russian and Spanish. She graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Slavic languages and literatures. Her current research interests include the portrayal of the U.S. in Russian media, Russian foreign policy, conflict and security in Eurasia, and the memorialization of WWII in post-Soviet space.

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