College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Crisis and Conflict in Ukraine

Dr. First

Joshua First

An informal talk and conversation with Joshua First, Croft Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, on Friday, April 11 at 4:30PM Lusa Pastry Cafe, 1120 North Lamar Blvd.

Dr. First specializes in the history of Russia and Ukraine during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Professor First came to Mississippi after receiving his Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan.  His teaching interests include modern Russia and the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, visual culture, nationalism, political and cultural movement during the 1960s, and war and memory.

Recently, professor First has published articles on Ukrainian cinema, Soviet film sociology, and the politics of melodrama.  He is currently working on a book entitled, Scenes of Belonging: Cinema and the Multinational Imagination during the Soviet 1960s.