Christina Kiaer

(Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1995) teaches twentieth-century art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, specializing in Russian and Soviet art, the politics of the avant-garde, and feminist theory and art. Her book Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism (MIT Press) appeared in 2005, as did an interdisciplinary volume of essays on Soviet cultural history that she co-edited with Eric Naiman, Everyday Life in Early Soviet Russia: Taking the Revolution Inside (Indiana University Press), in which her essay “Delivered From Capitalism: Nostalgia, Alienation and the Future of Reproduction in Tret'iakov's I Want a Child! ” also appeared. Her current research focuses on the problem of Soviet Socialist Realism within the history of modern art; an article from this project, “Was Socialist Realism Forced Labor? The Case of Aleksandr Deineka,” appeared in the fall of 2005 in the Oxford Art Journal and another, "Modern Soviet Art Meets America, 1935," is forthcoming this year in the volume Totalitarian Art and Modernity, edited by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen and Jacob Wamberg.