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"The Racist Treatment of Africans and African Americans in the Soviet Union." New Lines Magazine. February 17, 2023. 

"Russian hypocrisy and the death of a Zambian student in Ukraine." Al Jazeera English. January 3, 2023. 

"Ice Cream Diplomacy." Inkstick Media. February 7, 2022. 

"Not Your Meme: Kazakhstan in the Western Imagination.Lossi36. January 28, 2022.

"Black Women Shouldn't Have to Assert Their Right to Self Care." The Conversationalist. September 10, 2021.

"Afro-Ukrainian Wrestler Zhan Beleniuk Won Olympic Gold But Can't Escape Racism." First and Pen. August 19, 2021.

"My Joy over the Derek Chauvin Verdict was Fleeting Because I Know America." The Conversationalist. April 21, 2021. 

"Andrea Lee's 'Russian Journal': A Tapestry of the Late Soviet Era." The Kennan Institute. February 19, 2021.

"Yelena Khanga, Belonging, and Blackness in Russia." NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. November 06, 2020.

"Russia as a Mirror of American Racism." The Conversationalist. September 17, 2020.

"The Curious Case of Russian Lives Matter." Foreign Policy. July 11, 2020.  (paywall)

"George Floyd, Brat 2, and Russian Depictions of African Americans." The Moscow Times. June 17, 2020.

"Джордж Флойд, «Брат 2» и представления об афроамериканцах в России" The Moscow Times (Russian Edition). June 24, 2020.

"In Search of Black Europe." Contingent Magazine. June 10, 2020.

"Black Skin in the Red Land: African Americans and the Soviet Experiment". The Kennan Institute.  February 28, 2020.

"Why does the Democratic Party have Superdelegates?". History News Network. Summer 2016.

Interview: "Chronicling the Last Empire: Dr. Serhii Plokhii". Vostok Cable. June 2014. 

Interview: "A Turbulent Time, Dr. Serhii Plokhii". Vostok Cable. June 2014. 

"Kimberly in Kiev." Minority Students Abroad Project, School of Russian and Asian Studies. October 2013. 

"Baba, Proletarka, and the Kolkhoznitsa" on Museum Studies Abroad. Summer 2012. Senior Thesis (Swarthmore College History Department)

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