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Brigid O'Keeffe


Location: 1123b Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x1174
Fax: 718.951.4504

Brigid O'Keeffe is a historian of imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. She is the author of Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia (2021) - a study of the Esperantists in late imperial and early Soviet Russia who deployed an international auxiliary language in their varied efforts to revolutionize themselves, Russia, and the world. O'Keeffe is also the author of New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union (2013) - a book that examines how early Soviet nationality policy enabled Roma to fashion themselves as integrated Soviet citizens. Her next book, The Multiethnic Soviet Union and its Demise, is forthcoming in 2022 with Bloomsbury's Russian Shorts Book Series. O'Keeffe has also published her research on the life of Ivy Litvinov and on race in Soviet history.

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