Megan K. Duncan Smith

Megan's bio pic

Getting my feet wet in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine
(late July 2014)

I  am the Teaching Fellow for the Mapping Cultural Space seminar (and will also use this as an opportunity to think about how i can apply the aims and questions of the course to my own work)

I am currently a third year doctoral candidate in the History Department at Harvard University, specializing in the history of modern Russia and Ukraine. I am interested in the cultural construction of geography and the mental mapping of Eastern Europe. In particular, I study the significance and symbolic power of rivers, water, and water management (hydroelectric plants, dams, reservoirs, canals, irrigation systems, etc). My dissertation is titled: "Taming the Rapids: Transforming the Dnieper River, 1861-1972"

My harvard scholar website


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