Participant Profile

Leah Feldman

United States

Leah Feldman is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Theater and Performance Studies at University of Chicago working on the formation and collapse of the Soviet Empire. She is the author of On the Threshold of Eurasia: Orientalism and Revolutionary Aesthetics in the Caucasus, a forthcoming art book coauthored with the artist collective Slavs and Tatars, Azbuka Strikes Back: An Anticolonial ABCS, and is currently working on an anthology of anticolonial thought and a monograph, Feeling Collapse, which explores waning attachments to internationalist feelings amid the collapse of the Soviet empire and how performance art, film and theatre in the Caucasus and Central Asia shaped alternative politics and publics.

Current project (2023)