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Anna Kozlova

Ph.D. Candidate

Degrees:BA Honours (Carleton), MA (Brandenburg Technical University)

Current Program (including year of entry): Ph.D. History (2019)


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Academic Interests:

Migration; diaspora; cultural history; oral history; transnational history; German history; USSR history;

Select Publications and Current Projects:

Kozlova, Anna. “‘Canada Needs Us’: An Analysis of Transnational Russian-German Migration through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.” Lexington Books. (Forthcoming).

Kozlova, Anna. Review of Men under Fire: Motivation, Morale and Masculinity among Czech Soldiers in the Great War, 1914–1918 by Jiří HutečkaCanadian Slavonic Papers (November 2021).

Kozlova, Anna. “The perpetual minority: A case study of Volga German migrants in Germany.” MA Thesis. Brandenburg University of Technology. (2017).

Kozlova, Anna and Panova, Evgeniya. “Dialogues in common space: A glimpse at the life in the Weiße Stadt.” In Spatial Guide: Modernist Housing Estates Berlin. (2015). Katrin Rheingans and Lukas Staudinger (Eds.). Brandenburg University of Technology.

Select Conference Contributions:

Kozlova, Anna. “Multiple Migrations in a Transnational World: Oral History Narratives of Post-Soviet German and Jewish Migrants in Canada.” Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention. Columbia University – New York, USA. May 18-20, 2023.

Panelist at the Graduate Student Panel at Addressing the Past – Shaping the Future: Memory politics in Europe and Canada. Paper presented at the University of Victoria – Victoria, Canada. October 21-23, 2022

Kozlova, Anna. “Unsettled lands: Terra nullius and the Mennonites of Manitoba.” Paper presented at the Under the Landscape Symposium. Santorini and Therasia, Greece. June 26-29, 2022.

Kozlova, Anna. “Foreigners in their own homeland: The lives of Russian Germans in the Soviet Union.” Graduate Student Conference on the Late Soviet Union, Harvard University, conference was held virtually through Zoom. April 30, 2021.

Kozlova, Anna. “Neither here nor there: National identity and belonging amongst Russian-German migrants.” EURUS Graduate Research Conference, Carleton University, conference was held virtually through Zoom. March 24-25, 2021.

Kozlova, Anna. “The perpetual minority: A case study of Volga German migrants in Germany.” Paper presented at The Migration Conference, Bari, Italy, June 18-20, 2019.

Kozlova, Anna. “Hyphenated identities in a transnational world: A comparative study between Russian-German migrants in Canada and Germany.” IMISCOE PhD Summer School – Studying Integration and Social Cohesion: Theory, Practice, Method and Ethics of Conduct, Istanbul, Turkey, June 9-14, 2019.

Kozlova, Anna. “Reconstructing national identity through the Berliner Stadtschloss: A critical analysis of the Humboldt Forum Project.” Paper presented at the Communication Graduate Caucus Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, March 5-6, 2015.

Teaching Experience:


HIST 4806 – Food History: Ritual, Tradition, and Culture, Fall 2022.

HIST 3907A – Transnational Migration and Identity, Winter 2022.

Teaching Assistant

EURR 2002 – Europe and Russia in the World (D. Sichinava), Fall 2021.

HIST 1002 – Europe in the 20th Century, (S. Eedy), Fall/Winter 2020.

HIST 2600 – History of Russia, (E. Fraser), Fall/Winter 2019.

Description of Research:

My doctoral research is an oral history project consisting of interviews with post-Soviet German and Jewish migrants in Canada who migrated to Canada after previously settling in an “ancestral homeland.” It explores how migrants’ conception of belonging and feeling at home evolves through multiple migrations.

My current research is building on my master’s thesis research, which examined the sense of national identity and belonging amongst first-generation Volga German migrants in Germany. The data for my master’s thesis was gathered through oral history interviews with individuals of Volga German origin who came to Germany from the former Soviet Union when they were children.