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Dr Nicola Kozicharow MA, M.Phil, Ph.D.

Dr Nicola  Kozicharow, MA, M.Phil, Ph.D.

Research interests include 19th and 20th Century Russian and European art.


My research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian and Soviet art and visual culture, cultural memory and diaspora, western and Russian modernism, and early twentieth-century art criticism. I recently finished my PhD entitled 'Dmitrii Stelletskii and Filipp Maliavin in Emigration: Dreaming of Russia and Resisting Change' at Cambridge. My PhD was funded by a Cambridge International Studentship from the Cambridge Trusts and  supervised by Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley. I received my BA (Honors) in History of Art and Slavic Studies from Brown University, MA from University College London, and MPhil from the University of Cambridge.

I am an advisory board member of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) as well as CCRAC's website and social media manager (

Key Publications

‘Dmitrii Stelletskii’s Chastushki and Russian Émigré Book Illustration: Between Tradition and the Avant-Garde’, Word & Image vol 31, issue 3, 2015, 374-385.

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives, co-editor with Louise Hardiman, Open Book Publishers (forthcoming, 2017).

Six entries on Russian artists, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford University Press (2016).

‘“Racy of the soil”: Filipp Maliavin’s London Exhibition of 1935’, A People Passing Rude: British Responses to Russian Culture, edited by Anthony Cross, Open Book Publishers (2012).