Status: MA Student

Graduate Email: ljeske@live.unc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

I study Russian history from the early modern period to present. My research focuses on Russian Orthodox believers’ relations to coreligionists and Orthodox spaces beyond the Russian Empire’s borders. I am particularly interested in how multiple “-isms,” including nationalism, imperialism, and secularism, shaped Russian conceptions and experiences of Orthodox churches, sacred sites, and communities. My project will embrace some digital components, such as GIS and storymapping, to visualize and present my findings.

I am from Boca Raton, FL. My hobbies outside of historical research center on exercise, namely running, biking, swimming, and hiking. I’ll see you on the roads and trails around town!