May 17, 2019
Tatyana Gershkovich Wins Prestigious Berlin Prize, First Fellow from CMU
The American Academy in Berlin has awarded Tatyana Gershkovich, assistant professor of Russian studies at Carnegie Mellon University, a prestigious Berlin Prize for fall 2019. This semester-long fellowship in Berlin is “awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists based in the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.”
During her time at the Academy, Gershkovich will work on her next book project, “Tolstoy Red and White: 1920 -1928,” a book about the struggle over Tolstoy’s legacy between the radical Left in the Soviet Union and Russian émigré intellectuals in Berlin, as the latter sought to preserve a coherent cultural community in the face of dispersion, linguistic isolation, and poverty.