Department of Anthropology

Vasilina Orlova


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Vasilina Orlova

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Interests


Infrastructure, Affect, Mobility, Power, Pleasure, Violence

Biography


Visual and Multimedia Anthropologist

Teaching Assistant for the courses Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Expressive Culture, Culture and Communication, The Photographic Image

Kandidat of Philosophical Sciences (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; 2013)

B.A. Equivalent in Philosophy (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia; 2003)

Referee of Cultural Anthropology journal

 

Selected Publications (Fuller Version see on her website)

Publications in English

Peer-Reviewed

2016                “Ryzyka. A Curated Conversation.”  Cultural Anthropology web-site. In co-authorship with Craig Campbell, Irina Oktiabrskaya, and Valery Klamm.

 

Conference Proceedings

2016    “Writer’s Change of Language: Nabokov and Others.” Texas Linguistics Forum, 59: 90-99. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Symposium about Language and Society-Austin, April 15-16.

 

Online Articles

2016                “Austin Old-Timer and Newcomer.” The End of Austin, 24th of May.

2014                “Grackles and Old Cars,” The End of Austin, 22nd of May.

 

Other Publications, including publications in Russian, see here.

 

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2017                Global Research Fellowship, UT

2017                Professional Development Award, Office of Graduate Studies, UT

2017                Summer 2017 Research Award, Department of Anthropology, UT

2017                McWilliams Scholarship, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies,

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2016, Fall        Professional Development Award, Office of Graduate Studies, UT

2016, Fall        Professional Development Award, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, UT

2016    McWilliams Scholarship, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, UT

2016, Spring    Professional Development Award, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, UT

2016, Spring    Professional Development Award, Office of Graduate Studies, UT
2014-2015       Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, UT

2014                Professional Development Award, Office of Graduate Studies, UT (declined)

2008-2011       Research Fellowship, Lomonosov Moscow State University

2009                Anton Delvig Literary Award for the Poetry Book Bosikom (Barefoot)

2009                Generation Foundation Grant for the Organon project

2005                Ministry of Culture of Russia Fellowship

2004                Ministry of Culture of Russia Fellowship

2004                Crystal Rose of Viktor Rozov Award for the Book Vchera (Yesterday)

 

Regions of Professional Interests

Siberia, Ukraine, USA, Russia

 

Professional Associations Membership

American Anthropological Association
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

 

Selected Presentations

Panels Organized

2017    “Summoning the Past: Contestations of Matter, Space, and Time in the Reproduction of State Power” panel. Organizer, together with Rick Smith; presenter. American Anthropological Association Meeting, 29 November-3 December. Washington D.C.

2017    “Multiple Feminisms” stream (6 panels). Organizer, together with Olga Breininger; presenter. Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Meeting, 9-12 November, Chicago.

2016    “Affect and the Materiality of Ruins: Radioactive Subjects, Contested Futures, and Evidence of Lost Worlds.” Organizer, together with Madgalena Stawkowski and Kelly Alexander. Presenter, Chair. 115th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November 17. Minneapolis.

 

Papers Presented; Resent, Selected

2017    “Life and Death in a Siberian Village.” Writing with Light: Re-Imagining the Anthropological Photo Essay, Session I: Archives and Materialities Roundtable. American Anthropological Association Meeting. December 2. Washington D.C.

2017    “In Proximity of Ruins: Haunted Space and the Mutant Fantasy.” Summoning the Past: Contestations of Matter, Space, and Time in the Reproduction of State Power Panel. American Anthropological Association Meeting. December 1. Washington D.C.

2017    “Triggering Political Affect: Generating Identities.” Presentation. Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Meeting. November 11, Chicago.

2017    “Robot: a Figure of the Future or Nostalgic Object?” Presentation. XII Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia, Izhevsk, 3-6 July.

2017    “Everyday Life, Geoengineering, and the Industrial Spectacle in Soviet Siberia.” Presentation. American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages annual meeting, San Francisco, February 4.

2016    “Archeology of the Robotics: Remnants of Soviet Robots.” Presentation. American Anthropological Association. Minneapolis, November 17.

2016    “Late Soviet Childhood.” Futures and Ruins Workshop at Duke University, March 25.

2016    “Pussy Riot: The Contest of Performances and Political Affect.” Utopia and Reality. Gender and Feminisms. UT, March 3.

2015    “Debris of Utopia: Reflection on Ruination in the USSR and Post-Soviet Spaces.” Presentation. New Directions in Anthropology. UT, March 28.

 

Other Information

Her writings have been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, Turkish, Bulgarian, English, Ukrainian, and Russian.

 

Links

Personal Website: https://vasilinaorlova.weebly.com/

Personal Blog (Anthropology and Dust): https://vasilinaorlova.wordpress.com/

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasilinaorlova/