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PD Dr. Katharina Kucher

History Department
Research Associate
Head of the Editorial Board of the Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas (JGO)
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Katharina Kucher studied History and Slavic Language and Literature in Constance and Moscow. In 2004, she received her PhD from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder with a thesis on Moscow's Gorky Park. She habilitated at the University of Tübingen in 2020 with a study on the history of childhood in nineteenth-century Russia. From 2004 to 2019, Kucher worked as a research associate and assistant professor at the Institute for Eastern European History and Area Studies at the University of Tübingen. From 2009 to 2019, she was deputy director of the Institute. In 2011–2015, she co-directed, with Georg Schild, subproject D04 (The USA and the Soviet Union: Transformations within a Global Competition over Political Order, 1975–1989) of Collaborative Research Centre 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress” at the University of Tübingen. She has been a research associate at the IOS and the editor responsible for Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas since March 2020.



Journal Articles

Kucher, Katharina: Abgehängt? Rentner*innen und der Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion. In: Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West, 12, 2021, S. 11-13. (Journal with Impact Factor, Refereed Journal)
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Winter term 2021/22
  • Kinokultur und russischer Film im Zeichen der Perestroika und nach dem Ende der Sowjetunion, Übung, Universität Tübingen
Summer term 2021
  • Wie schreibt man eine Rezension? Zur Praxis wissenschaftlicher Buchbesprechungen, Übung, Universität Tübingen

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