Nina Frieß studied political science and Slavonic studies in Heidelberg, St. Petersburg and Potsdam. She has been a researcher at ZOiS since October 2016. From 2009 to 2016, she was a research fellow at the Department of Eastern Slavic Literatures and Cultures at the University of Potsdam. In 2015, she completed her doctorate on the contemporary memory of Stalinist repressions. Her dissertation was awarded the Klaus Mehnert Prize of the German Association for East European Studies (DGO). In 2017, she completed her MSc in Science Marketing at Technische Universität Berlin. She is a co-founder of the project ‘Russophone Voices’, which explores current trends in global Russophone literatures and brings together authors, researchers and readers. Moreover, she is a co-organiser of the Colloquium for Children’s Literature.
Completed ZOiS research projects
- Russophone literatures
- Children’s and youth literature
- Memory research
- The relationships between politics and literature
- The relationship between official and unofficial literature
- Russian contemporary culture