Aglaya Glebova

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Assistant Professor, Art History
School of Humanities
Assistant Professor, Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities

B.A., Middlebury College, 2007, History of Art and Architecture
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2009, History of Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2014, History of Art


University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
History and theory of photography and film, European avant-garde, Russian and Soviet art
Research Abstract
My research focuses on the history of photography, with a particular emphasis on the interwar period in Europe. I am especially interested in photography's development, and its potential as both accomplice and opponent, under conditions of unfreedom. I am currently at work on a book about Alexander Rodchenko's propaganda photographs of the White Sea-Baltic Canal, one of the first Soviet forced labor camps.

Courses taught at UC Irvine:
• Photography and Controversy
• The Art of Film Design
• The Silent Era
• Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde
• The Rise of Photography
• Film and Media Theory: Montage
• Photography and Revolution
• Film and Media Theory
• Montage
"Elements of Photography: Avant-garde Aesthetics and the Reforging of Nature," Representations (forthcoming, 12,132 words)
“A Visual History of the Gulag: Nine Theses,” in The Soviet Gulag: Evidence, Interpretation, and Comparison , Michael David-Fox, ed. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, November 2016), 162-169.
* Revised and expanded version of “Picturing the Gulag,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 16 Issue 3 (Summer 2015), 476-478.
“‘You Don’t Even Represent Us’: Picturing the Moscow Protests,” Either/And (2012).
“Arkhip Kuindzhi,” Benezit Dictionary of Artists
ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Townsend Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship
Canadian Center for Architecture Visiting Scholar (Summer 2017)
Professional Societies
College Art Association
Society of Historians of East European and Russian Art and Architecture
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Society of Architectural Historians
Graduate Programs
Visual Studies

Research Center
Russia & Eurasia Research Cluster
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