Melissa L. Caldwell

Melissa L. Caldwell (US)

Biography, Education and Training

Harvard University, Social Anthropology, Ph.D., A.M.

Indiana University, Russian and East European Studies, M.A.

University of Tennessee, Russian and East European Studies, B.A.


Research Interests 

Daily life in postsocialist Europe; Ethnography of Russia; changing social welfare systems, care work, ethics and practices of compassion; interfaith collaborations and faith-based assistance; changing food practices in late and postsocialist societies; nature, leisure, and the world of summer cottages and gardening; new modes of human rights and anti-discrimination practices in Russia; Russian-African relations.


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