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Postdoctoral Associate, Lecturer
PhD, Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Cassandra Hartblay is a postdoctoral associate and lecturer of Russian Studies in the European Studies Council at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. While at Yale Dr. Hartblay is at work on a new manuscript that tells the story of Russia’s first post-Soviet generation coming of age based on a multi-year ethnographic project rooted in queer/feminist disability studies. As part of her ethnographic practice, Dr. Hartblay is also a documentary playwright. Her play, I WAS NEVER ALONE, was most recently performed in 2016 at UC San Diego’s Theatre District at La Jolla Playhouse.
“Good Ramps, Bad Ramps: Centralized Design Standards and Disability Access in Urban Russian Infrastructure.” American Ethnologist, 44(1), 2017.
“A Genealogy of (post-)Soviet Dependency: Disabling Productivity.” 2013 Zola Award Article, Disability Studies Quarterly, 34(1), 2014.
In the news: Interview for Anthropod, the podcast of Cultural Anthropology, June 13, 2017.