Alexandra Zborovsky

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Ph.D Student

Clio Representative
Falk Fellow

Sasha Zborovsky is a third-year PhD student studying mid-to-late 20th century Soviet Jewish history.  Her work examines the diaspora of almost two million Jews from the former Soviet Union since 1970.  She investigates Soviet Jews’ desire to depart and the cultural, social, and economic circumstances fueling that aspiration.  She has presented her research both at the Association for Jewish Studies and the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.  

This year, Sasha is also a fellow at the university's Center for Teaching and Learning where she organizes and leads workshops and seminars on pedagogy.  

Advisors: Benjamin Nathans and Beth Wenger



B.A., History, English Literature (honors), summa cum laude, The Ohio State University, 2020

Research Interests

Soviet and Russian History

Transnational Jewish History

Nationalism and Migration

Courses Taught

History 333 – The Napoleonic Era & Tolstoy (Spring 2022; P. Holquist)

History 135 – The Cold War: A Global History 1945-1991 (Fall 2021; B. Nathans)