Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Geschichte Osteuropas

Irina Makhalova, Ph.D.

Name
Irina Makhalova Ph.D.
E-Mail
iamakhalova (at) gmail.com

Education:

2016-2020 – National Research University Higher School of Economics, History Department, Ph.D. (Russian History) (topic of the Ph.D. dissertation: “Collaboration in Crimea during the Nazi occupation (1941-1944)”) (the defense of the dissertation took place on December 11, 2020);

2014-2016 – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, MA “Moderne Europäische Geschichte”, Berlin, Germany (topic of the MA dissertation: “Collaboration of the Crimean Tatars in Crimea during World War II”);

2010-2014 – National Research University Higher School of Economics, History Department, Undergraduate-2014, Moscow, Russia.

 

Work experience:

January, 2021 – August, 2021: Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow);

September, 2021 – April, 2023: Senior Lecturer at the School of History, Faculty of Humanities (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow); 

April, 2014 – December, 2020: Research Assistant at the International Centre for the History of Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.  

 

Teaching experience:

Courses taught at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Faculty of Humanities) since 2019/2020 academic year:

  • Historical Vocabulary in English (BA, 2nd year);
  • Stalinism and National Socialism: History, Culture, and Memory (BA, 2nd year);
  • World War II on the Soviet Territories: Occupation and the Holocaust (BA, 4th year);
  • History of 20th Century (BA, 3rd year);
  • Urban Modernization in the Soviet Union (BA, 2nd year);
  • Soviet Cultural Politics and Cultural Revolutions (BA, 2nd year);
  • History of the Holocaust (MA, 1st year).

 

Conferences, workshops, presentations (since 2017):  

2023, April 1 – participant of the annual Southern Conference on Slavic Studies with the paper on the topic “Inside the Interrogation Room: Complaints of Soviet Citizens Judged for War Crimes” (Gainesville, USA); 

2022, December 18-20 – participant of the 54th annual AJS (Association for Jewish Studies) conference with the paper on the topic “Does Nationality Matter? Judging for the Crimes against Jews in Crimea” (Boston, USA);

2021, December 2-3 – participant of the 53rd annual ASEEES convention with the paper on the topic “Writing about the Party Members Who Stayed in the Occupied Soviet Territories: Analysis of Narratives” (online);

2021, July 9 – participant of the colloquium “German Invasion in the Soviet Union in 1941: New Documents, Perspectives, and Research Approaches” organized by the commission of the historians from Russia and Germany (German Historical Institute in Moscow);

2020, November 15 – participant of the 52nd annual ASEEES convention with the paper on the topic “Trials against Collaborators in Crimea during and after World War II” (online);

2019, December 9 – lecture at the Russian Centre for science and culture on the topic “Soviet Collaborators during and after World War II” (Ljubljana, Slovakia);

2019, November 23-26 – participant of the 51st annual ASEEES convention with the paper on the topic “Phenomenon of Collaboration in Crimea on Materials of the Minz’s Collection” (San Francisco, USA);


2019, November 4-7 – participant of the conference “Lessons and Legacies” with the paper on the topic “The Perception of the Holocaust in Soviet Postwar Trials against Collaborators” (Munich, Germany);

2019, September 4-5 – participant of the conference “Both Sides of the Eastern Front: new sources, new approaches” with the paper on the topic “Investigation of Crimes against the Jewish Population in Crimea after World War II” (Vilnius, Lithuania);

2019, March 16-22 – participant of the 23rd Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Extermination Sites “Between Absence and Affirmation” (Thessaloniki, Greece); 

2019, January 21-23 – participant of the conference “If This is a Woman” with the paper on the topic “Participation of Soviet Women in Persecution of the Jewish Population in Crimea during the Nazi Occupation” (Comenius University, Bratislava);

2018, November 15 – presentation at the Université de Franche-Comté with the paper on the topic “Between Resistance and Collaboration: Soviet Citizens under the German Occupation in Crimea (1941-1944)” (Besancon, France);

2018, April 16-17 – participant of the conference “Civilian Victims at the Eastern Front of WWII and Soviet Home Front” with the paper on the topic “Local Collaborators and Violence against Civilian Population under the Nazi Occupation in Crimea, 1941-1944” (German Historical Institute, Paris);

2018, April 2 – participant of the conference “Resistance and Collaboration in Occupied Europe” with the paper on the topic “Female Collaboration in Crimea during the Nazi Occupation (1941-1944)” (Yale University, USA);

2017, July 3 – presentation at the headquarters of UNESCO with the paper on the topic “Participation of Collaborators in Extermination of Jews in Crimea during the Nazi Occupation” (Paris, France).

 

Other information:

September, 2022-April, 2023 – Fulbright Fellow at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA);

2022 – award “Best Teacher - 2022” (National Research University Higher School of Economics);

2021 – award of the German Historical Institute in Moscow for the best Ph.D. dissertation;

2021 Ab Imperio award for the best chapter of the Ph.D. dissertation;

2020 – award “Best Teacher - 2020” (National Research University Higher School of Economics);

2016-2019 – scholar of the “Full-Time Advanced Doctoral Program” (National Research University Higher School of Economics);

2017, November – scholar of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (for conducting research at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, Germany);

2017, January-March – scholar of the German Historical Institute (Moscow);

2016, September – scholar of the DAAD (for participation in the Summer Institute, Budapest);

2014-2016 – scholar of the Erasmus Mundus (for MA at the Humboldt University);

2013-2014 – scholar of the Oxford Russian Fund.