Alumnus Emily Baran '03 talks on "Soviet Power and Christian Dissent"

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Friday Apr 15, 2016
Art Com 102, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

Emily Baran '03 talks on "Soviet Power and Christian Dissent" as part of the 22nd Annual Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Conference.  This talk will explore the forgotten resistance of Soviet Christians. It will also challenge the assumption that rural, uneducated, and marginal communities are incapable of organized, effective dissent against the state.

Baran has explored the shifting contours of dissent and freedom in the Soviet Empire and its successor states, particularly for marginal religious communities. Her first book, Dissent on the Margins, offered a comprehensive history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Soviet Union. Her current work examines Christian human rights activism on behalf of Soviet Pentecostals and asylum seekers. She teaches Russian and East European history at Middle Tennessee State University.

Pizza Lunch served.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Russian Studies

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