Sofia Lopatina, M.A.

01.06.2023 - 31.08.2023

Contemporary History


GWZO Research Start Scholarship

Research topic: "Gender, Mobility and Empire: Women's and Men's Travel Writing about Eastern and South-eastern Colonial Frontiers of the Russian Empire (1880-1905)"




Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany



Research focuses

  • Travel
  • imperial contact zone
  • Gender history

Research region

Russian Empire

Publications (selection)

  • Lopatina, S. Secret police and practices of social control: constructing the case against non-conformist youth (Leningrad, 1964-1965). (is accepted for publication in Studia historica Brunensia 2022, Vol. 69,2).
  • Lopatina, S. Kostenko V and Ponarin E (2022) Pro-life vs. pro-choice in a resurgent nation: The case of post-Soviet Armenia. Front. Polit. Sci. 4:932492. doi: 10.3389/fpos.2022.932492