Xenia Cherkaev

Xenia Cherkaev is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Anthropology at the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University and is working on two projects: one about the customary use-rights inherent in socialist property law, another about the Soviet and Russian governance of domestic animals. Her publications have appeared in The American Historical ReviewCahiers du monde russeEnvironmental HumanitiesAnthropology and HumanismAb ImperioSotsiologiia VlastiNovoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie and “Fieldsights” of Cultural Anthropology. An essay in Slavic Review is forthcoming.