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Erica L. Fraser

Contract Instructor and Adjunct Professor (Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)

Degrees:Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), M.A. (University of British Columbia), B.A. Hons (University of Calgary)

Research Interests

Russian and Soviet history; gender and masculinity; Cold War culture; military cultures; masculinity in Soviet sports; daily life and the press in communist states.

Selected Publications

“Soviet Masculinities and Revolution,” in Catherine Baker, ed, Gender in 20th-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016).

“Yuri Gagarin and Celebrity Masculinity in Soviet Culture,” in Philip E. Muehlenbeck, ed, Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, forthcoming 2016).

“Gender and Sexuality in Russian History: New Directions.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Vol. 25, no. 2 (June 2015): 319-28.

“Masculinity in the Personal Narratives of Soviet Nuclear Physicists,” Aspasia, Vol. 8 (2014): 45-63.

Current Research Projects

Rearming Masculinity: Martial Brotherhoods and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union (book manuscript in preparation)

Real Men Play Hockey:
Nordic Masculinity in Soviet Sports Culture (upcoming book project)

Recent Grants

Global History of Sport in the Cold War workshop series, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. (2015)