Osokina, Elena A(leksandrovna) 1959-

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OSOKINA, Elena A(leksandrovna) 1959-

PERSONAL: Born March 2, 1959, in Podel'sk, USSR (now Russia); daughter of Alexander A. and Anna P. (Sobakina) Osokin; married Sergei V. Semitchev, August 15, 1980 (deceased); married Richard M. Lang, October 11, 1996; children: (first marriage) Anna S.; (second marriage) Clio A. Education: Moscow State University, B.A. and M.A., both 1981, Ph.D., 1987. Hobbies and other interests: Swimming.

ADDRESSES: Home—257 Elm St., 3rd Floor, Oberlin, OH 44074. Office—Department of History, 316 Rice Hall, Oberlin College, 10 North Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074; fax: 440-775-6910. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, junior research fellow, 1988-90; Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, visiting scholar, 1993; Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, visiting scholar at Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, 1993-94, and University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, 1995-96; Harvard University Davis Center for Russian Studies, fellow, 2000-01; Oberlin College, visiting assistant professor of history, 2001—. Russian Academy of Sciences, research fellow at Institute of Russian History, 1991-95, senior research associate, 1991-2002; Maison des Sciences de l'homme, Paris, France, scholar, 1996, 1999; Donaueschingen Academy, visiting lecturer, 1997; guest lecturer at other institutions in the United States and elsewhere, including University of Aberdeen, University of Helsinki, and University of Toronto.

MEMBER: History and Computing.

AWARDS, HONORS: Honorary degree from Moscow State University, 1981; International Research and Exchanges Board fellowship, 1993; Fulbright fellow, 1995-96.


The Hierarchy of Consumption: Life under the Stalinist Rationing System, 1928-1935 (in Russian), Moscow Open State University (Moscow, Russia), 1993.

Behind Stalin's Plenty: Distribution and Market in the Supply of the Population during Industrialization, 1927-1941 (in Russian), Rosspen (Moscow, Russia), 1998.

Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Contending with Stalinism: Soviet Power and Popular Resistance in the 1930s, edited by Lynne Viola, Cornell University Press. Contributor of articles to Russian, French, German, and U.S. periodicals, including Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Russian Studies in History, and Social History.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A book on Soviet art sales under Stalin, completion expected c. 2004.