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Dr Nicola Kozicharow

Dr Nicola  Kozicharow

Schulman Research Fellow, Trinity Hall

Affiliated Lecturer in History of Art

Co-Director, Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC)


I am a specialist in 19th- to 21st-century European and Russian art, and my current book project is entitled Migratory Modernism: Russian Art and Émigré Identity. My research has recently been sponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the Likhachev Foundation. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and have had five years’ teaching experience at undergraduate level and two years postgraduate level as well as full training in higher education teaching from the Teaching Associates’ Programme (TAP), Cambridge and the History of Art Department, Cambridge. My PhD at Cambridge was entitled 'Dmitrii Stelletskii and Filipp Maliavin in Emigration: Dreaming of Russia and Resisting Change' and supervised by Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley. I also received my MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and hold an MA from University College London, and a BA in History of Art (Honors) and Slavic Studies from Brown University. I am co-director of the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) (

Research Interests

Areas of specialisation

19th- and 20th-century European and Russian visual culture; cultural memory and migration; Russian and western modernism

Areas of interest

Contemporary Russian visual culture; politics and visual culture in Russia and the Soviet Union, especially protest art;

migration and contemporary culture

Key Publications

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives, co-editor with Louise Hardiman, Open Book Publishers (2017). The publication of this volume has been made possible by a grant from the Scouloudi Foundation in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Free Open Access and print editions available here:

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

‘“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).