Curriculum Vitae

Leah Goldman, PhD
Department of Core Curriculum, Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd MSC 83
Portland, OR 97219
Education
Ph.D., Department of History
2015
University of Chicago

Dissertation: "Art of Intransigence: Soviet Composers and Art Music Censorship, 1945-1957" (Committee: Sheila Fitzpatrick (chair), Tara Zahra, Leora Auslander, Faith Hillis, Robert Bird)

M.A., Department of History
2015
University of Chicago
M.A., Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, concentration in History
2007
University of Chicago
M.Mus., Trumpet Performance
2003
Mannes College of Music
B.A., summa cum laude, Department of Music
2001
University of California, Los Angeles
Academic Positions
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Core Curriculum
2018-
Lewis & Clark College
Visiting Scholar in History
2018-2019
Reed College
Visiting Assistant Professor in European History and Humanities
2016-2018
Reed College
Lecturer in Modern European History
2015-2016
Northern Arizona University
Fellow, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
2014-2017
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Instructor in History, Department of Liberal Arts
2012-2014
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Publications: Articles and Book Chapters
"Nationally Informed: The Politics of National Minority Music during Late Stalinism"
2019
Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas
"Negotiating 'Historical Truth': Art, Authority, and Iurii Shaporin's The Decembrists"
2016
Journal of Musicology

vol. 33, no. 3 (Summer 2016), 277-331

"Creative Resilience: Soviet Composers' Strategic Relationship with the State Censor (A Tale of Two Sofias)"
2016
Perspectives on Europe

vol. 46, no. 1 (Spring 2016), 94-99

"Modeling the New Collectivity" and "Modeling the New Individual"
2011

Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Soviet Children's Books and Graphic Art, ed. Robert Bird (Chicago: University of Chicago Library, 2011), 19-21

(Book awarded the 2012 American Library Association Leab Exhibition Award). Expanded articles available on the exhibition website: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/collex/exhibits/soviet-imaginary/

Publications: In Progress
"Creating Crimea: Revision, Reclamation, and the Operatic Politics of Post-Soviet Empire"
Journal article
Creative Comrades: Censorship and Collaboration in Late-Stalinist Music
Book manuscript
Publications: Book Reviews
"Review of Russian Music Since 1917: Reappraisal & Rediscovery"
2019
Russian Review

vol. 78, no. 1 (January 2019), 148-149

"Review of Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics"
2017
Journal of the American Musicological Society

vol. 70, no. 1 (Spring 2017), 267-271

Other Publications
"Foreword"
2016

Gamma Skupinsky, No Kid-ding Notebook: Album of Piano Pieces (Chernivtsi: Bukrek, 2016), 4-5

Fellowships, Grants and Awards (External)
Robert C Tucker/Stephen F Cohen Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and History
2016
Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship in European Studies
2014-2015
FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Academic Year Fellowship
2010-2011
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant
2009-2010
FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Summer Fellowship
2007
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards (Internal)
Summer Scholarship Fund for Faculty Research
2017
Reed College
Stillman Drake Award for Faculty Research
2016-2017
Reed College
Russian History Fellowship
2012
Department of History, University of Chicago
Kunstadter Research Fellowship
2012, 2011
Department of History, University of Chicago
Social Sciences Fellowship Summer Grant
2009, 2008
Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Russian History Summer Research Grant
2008
Department of History, University of Chicago
Graduate Aid Initiative Fellowship
2007-2012
Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Unendowed Scholarship
2006-2007
Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Golden Key National Honors Society
2001
University of California, Los Angeles
Valedictorian
2001
School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles
Invited Guest Lectures
"Operatic Agitation: Crimean Annexation and the Politics of Performance in Post-Soviet Russia"
2018
Guest lecture, Department of History, Lewis & Clark College
"Building a Better Past: Iurii Shaporin's The Decembrists as Master Socialist Realist Opera"
2015
Guest lecture, College of Music, Michigan State University
"What's Real about Socialist Realism? Stalinist Musical Aesthetics Revealed"
2014
Guest lecture, Department of Russian Studies, Davidson College
"Roots of the Russian Revolution"
2011
Guest lecture, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Other Invited Public History Appearances
"Russian Revolution 101: Historical Lessons for Russia Today"
2019
Public lecture, Deschutes Public Library, Bend, OR
"Nationalisms and the New Right in Twenty-First Century Europe"
2017
Public panel discussion, Reed College
"XRAY in The Morning"
2017
Radio broadcast panel discussion of the Trump administration's Russia scandal, XRAY FM, Portland, OR
"Tuning Up, Scaling Down: Expression in Shostakovich's Late Quartets"
2011
Pre-concert lecture, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Public History Groups
Women Also Know HIstory
Conference Presentations (International)
"Revolutionizing Aesthetics: Soviet Composers in the Early Zhdanovshchina"
2017
British Association for Slavic and East European Studies/Study Group for Russian and East European Music Annual Conference: Music and Revolution, Goldsmiths University of London (London, UK)
"The Personal is the Petitionary: Personalization of Soviet Censorship in One Composer’s Letters to the Committee on Arts Affairs”
2017
A “Memory Revolution”: Soviet History Through the Lens of Personal Documents; International Center for the History and Sociology of WWII and Its Consequences, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)
"Creating Crimea: Opera and Cultural Empire at the Post-Soviet Boundary”
2017
After the Soviet Collapse: Transformations in the Music and Culture of the New Post-Soviet States and Eastern Europe; Cambridge University Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University (Cambridge, UK)
“Socialist Realism Revisited: Aesthetic Transformation and the All-Union Meeting on Opera and Ballet"
2015
Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revising Narratives about Post-World War II Europe; Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Belgrade, Serbia)
“Comrades in Conflict: Compositional Appraisals as Professional Power Play in the Early Postwar Soviet Union"
2011
Russian and Soviet Music: Reappraisal and Rediscovery; University of Durham (Durham, UK)
Conference Presentations (National and Regional)
"Necessary Nationality: Soviet Minority Composers' Experiences in the All-Union Arena"
2019
Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) National Convention
“The Music is the Message: Reassessing Soviet Music’s Political Function in the Zhdanovshchina"
2017
Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) National Convention
“Too Big to Fail: Hope, Despair, and Cultural Politics in Herman Zhukovskii’s With All My Heart"
2017
Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) North West Conference: 100 Years after Red October: Historical Legacies and New Beginnings in Culture and Politics
"Krym nash!: Operatic Claims on Crimea’s Identity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia”
2016
ASEEES National Convention
“Creative Resilience: Soviet Composers’ Strategic Relationship to the State Censor”
2016
23rd International Conference of Europeanists
“Creative Correspondence: Soviet Composers’ Petitions to the State Censor”
2015
ASEEES National Convention
"Roundtable: Musical Facts, Musical Fictions"
2015
ASEEES National Convention
“Negotiations and Love Songs: Correspondence of the Committee on Arts Affairs”
2015
Midwest Russian History Workshop; Michigan State University
“An Incomplete Aesthetic: Applying Socialist Realism to Music”
2015
Chicagoland Kruzhok
“‘Tchaikovsky Never Knew Such a Complex Task’: Defining Operatic Socialist Realism during the Zhdanovshchina"
2014
ASEEES National Convention
“Settling the Score: Censorship as Co-Authorship in Iurii Shaporin’s Opera Dekabristy”
2013
ASEEES National Convention
“Negotiating History: Art, Authority, and Iurii Shaporin’s Dekabristy”
2013
Music and Power: Historical Problems and Perspectives in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia; Miami University of Ohio
“The Heart of the Matter: Censorship and Cultural Politics in Zhukovskii’s With All My Heart"
2012
American Musicological Society Annual Convention
"Roundtable: Positioning Music in the Teaching of Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian History, Literature and Culture"
2012
ASEEES National Convention
“(Over)Producing the Work: The Case of Ot vsego serdtsa”
2012
Midwest Russian History Workshop; University of Notre Dame
“Particular Perception: Consonance and Dissonance in Lay and Professional Audience Responses to Ot vsego serdtsa"
2011
ASEEES National Convention
“Absent Presence: Shostakovich’s (Non)Appearances in the Composers’ Union’s Consultative Sections in the First Postwar Decade”
2011
Shostakovich: The Quartets in Context; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“‘I Resolutely, Definitely, Honestly and Heartily Do Not Like This Work!’: Creative Consultations in the Composers’ Union, 1945-1950”
2010
ASEEES National Convention
“Korsakov’s Complaint: The Forging of an Unlikely Musical Rebel”
2007
Harvard University Graduate Student Music Forum Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Music Conference; Harvard University
Conference Presentations (As Discussant)
“Panel: Performing Identity: Music, Nation, Displacement and Memory”
2018
ASEEES National Convention
"“Panel: Networks and Cultural Production in War-time and the Post-Stalinist Soviet Union"
2017
ASEEES National Convention
“A Century Ago: How the Russian Revolution, and the Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, Shaped Archives in Russia and Ukraine”
2017
Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
Teaching Experience
Lewis & Clark College
2018-2019

"Exploration and Discovery: Speaking Up, Speaking Out, Speaking Together" (introductory writing-intensive humanities seminar, three sections)

"Exploration and Discovery: Stalinism Through Media" (introductory writing-intensive interdisciplinary seminar, two sections)

Reed College
2016-2019

"Cultural Construction in the Soviet Empire" (advanced seminar, one section)

"Introduction to the Humanities: Greece and the Ancient Mediterranean" (introductory writing-intensive year-long seminar, one section over two semesters)

"Russian Revolution(s) from Peter to Putin" (advanced seminar, two sections Spring 2017, one section Fall 2018)

"Modern European Humanities" (intermediate year-long seminar, one section over two semesters)

"Music and Politics in 20th Century Europe" (advanced seminar, one section)

Senior Thesis Advising (two theses 2016-2017, two theses 2017-2018, one thesis 2018-2019)

Senior Thesis Second Reader (one thesis 2016-2017, three theses 2017-2018)

Academic Advising, all levels (two students 2016-2017, seven students 2017-2018)

Northern Arizona University
2015-2016

"Russia: From the USSR to Today" (advanced seminar, one section)

"Nineteenth Century Europe" (large lecture, one section)

"Recent Europe (1914 to the Present)" (large lecture, one section)

"Development of Europe since 1650" (large lecture, four sections over two semesters)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2012-2014

“Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union” (large lecture, one section Fall 2012, one section Fall 2013)

University of Chicago
2011-2014

"History of European Civilization I and II" (introductory seminar, four sections over four quarters)

"Power, Identity, Resistance" (intermediate seminar, one section)

Teaching Fields

Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet history, Soviet Central Asia, European history, cultural and social history, arts and resistance/revolution, comparative Cold War culture, European avant-gardes, socialist aesthetics, empire and cultural hegemony

Professional Service
Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Music Study Group
2010-
Co-founder and President
Reviews and Critical Commentary (CritCom)
2015-2016
Editor

Published by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University

History Research Workshop, Northern Arizona University
2015-2016
Initiator and Coordinator
Faculty Search Committee, Soviet History, University of Chicago
2012-2013
Graduate Student Representative
American Musicological Society (AMS) Cold War and Music Study Group
2012-2015
Graduate Student Member-At-Large
Midwest Russian History Workshop
2009, 2012
Coordinator
University of Chicago Interdisciplinary Russian Studies Workshop
2011-2012
Inaugural Coordinator
University of Chicago Russian History Workshop
2008-2009
Coordinator
Workshop Conference on Popular Music in 20th-Century Russia and the Soviet Union, University of Chicago
2007
Organizational Assistant
Events and Exhibits Organized
Soviet Environmental History In Action
2018
Reed College

(With Evgenii Bershtein) Two days of public guest lectures and classroom visits at Reed College by Soviet Environmental historian and Reed alum Andy Bruno. Conceptualized, organized, budgeted, and publicized all events.

Nationalisms and the New Right in Twenty-First Century Europe
2017
Reed College

(With Radhika Natarajan) Public panel discussion of politics and contemporary events in Europe, held at Reed College. Conceptualized, organized, and publicized the event, which included historians from Reed and Portland State University. Gave a prepared lecture-presentation on post-Soviet Russia and participated in discussion and Q&A.

Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary
2011
University of Chicago

 (With Robert Bird et al.) Exhibition of early Soviet children’s literature, presented in conjunction with The Soviet Experience, a citywide presentation of Soviet arts led by the University of Chicago. Wrote articles for the ASI website and published catalog and co-curated the ASI exhibit space in the Special Collections Gallery, Regenstein Library, University of Chicago. Preparatory work 2007-2011, exhibition August-December 2011.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Festival
2007
University of Chicago

(With Bernard Wasserstein) Four days of public poetry performances, film presentations, guest lecture, and classroom visits by Mr. Yevtushenko at the University of Chicago. Conceptualized, organized, budgeted, and publicized all events, accompanied and assisted Mr. Yevtushenko during his visit.

Professional Association Memberships
Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
American Musicological Society (AMS)
Languages
Russian
Excellent reading and speaking ability
French
Good reading ability
German
Modernate reading ability
References
Sheila Fitzpatrick
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History Emerita, University of Chicago

Department of History, University of Sydney, Room 807 Brennan MacCallum A18, Sydney, Australia NSW 2006; 61-2 9351 2555; sheila.fitzpatrick@sydney.edu.au    

Mary Ashburn Miller
Associate Professor of History and Humanities, Reed College

Department of History, Reed College 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202; 503-517-7685; mamiller@reed.edu    

Tara Zahra
Professor of East European History, University of Chicago

Department of History, University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637; 773-834-2599; tzahra@uchicago.edu    

Faith Hillis
Associate Professor of Russian History, University of Chicago

Department of History, University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637; 773-702-5601; hillis@uchicago.edu    

Leora Auslander
Professor of European Social History and Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization, University of Chicago

Department of History, University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637; 773-702-7940; lausland@uchicago.edu    

Robert Bird
Professor of Russian Literature, University of Chicago

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, 1130 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637; 773-702-8195; bird@uchicago.edu