Ekaterina Kurilova is a PhD student at the University of Zurich since September 2018. Before she developed an interest in Soviet history studies, she gained broad experience in the area of Russian classical literature and late Soviet cinematography. She graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russian Literature (MA) and from the University of Bern in World Literature (MA). She is affiliated with the interdisciplinary project Epistemologies of Aesthetic Practices conducted by ETH Zürich, University of Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts. Her research interests include everyday life and the role of subjectivity during late Soviet socialism, Soviet amateur culture and Soviet film chronicles.
Late Soviet Amateur Film Culture: Directing Everyday Life in Large Urban Centres and on the Periphery