Dr. Nina Frieß

Tel. + 49 (30) 2005949-31

Nina Frieß studied political science and Slavonic studies in Heidelberg, St. Petersburg and Potsdam. 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 e.V. (DGO). In 2017, she completed her Master's degree in Science Marketing at Technische Universität Berlin. The working title of her current project at ZOiS is "Literature and power in the post-Soviet space". It focuses on the role of Russian and Russian-language literature in selected post-Soviet countries.

ZOiS research project

Literature and Power in the Post-Soviet Space

History for young people: historical narratives and perceptions
(with Dr. Félix Krawatzek)

Research interests

  • Linkages between politics and literature
  • Literature of (Soviet) minorities
  • The relationship between official and unofficial literature
  • Russian contemporary culture

Selected Publications