Non-Residential Fellowships

The Fortunoff Video Archive is offering non-residential fellowships to support scholars at risk due to the war in Ukraine, and repression of independent scholarship inside Russia. Our non-residential fellows will make a vital contribution to increasing the searchability and accessibility of our Ukrainian and Russian language testimonies.

Current Fellows

Varya AndreevaNon-Residential Fellow 2022

Varya Andreeva has worked at International Memorial since 2018, where she edited, annotated and contributed to publications based on oral histories of Soviet citizens deported as forced laborers during World War II (Ostarbeiter). Her research examines relations between Soviet teenagers, the Leningrad Young People’s Theater and the Soviet government. Andreeva received her BA in Theater Studies in 2021.

Anna Kharitonova Non-Residential Fellow 2022

Anna Kharitonova has been working for International Memorial as an archivist since May 2021, where she was responsible for the systematization of the Oral History collection of the GULAG archive. Kharitonova graduated from the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow) in 2019.

Marina PolyakovaNon-Residential Fellow 2022

Marina Polyakova has been working at Memorial International since 2014, where she transcribed, edited and commented on archival oral testimonies of Soviet citizens deported for forced labor during World War II (Ostarbeiters), repressed during Stalinism, prisoners of the Gulag and others. Currently, she is also working on her PhD examining the everyday life of Ukrainian artists in the 1960s-1980s. Marina is supported by a fellowship from the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna.