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Andrei Tcacenco
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
    • Teaching Assistant
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations History Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 440
    • Humanities 1, Room 440
  • Office Hours Wednesdays 12-1
  • Mail Stop History Department

Research Interests

World History, history of Socialism, history of Postsocialism and Postcolonialism

Biography, Education and Training


My name is Andrei Tcacenco and I am currently a PhD student in the history department at UCSC. I was born in the former Soviet Union and my research interests focus on morality, nationalism, and postsocialism in Eastern Europe and the former USSR.




Honors, Awards and Grants

 UCSC History Department Summer Research Fellowship: Summer 2015

UCSC History Department Summer Research Fellowhsip: Summer 2016

Graduate Research Fellowship: Fall 2016

McLean Fellowship, UCSC: Fall 2016

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Summer Research Lab Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2017

Center for Urban History of East Central Europe Residency Fellowship, Lviv, Ukraine, 2018

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2018-2019



Selected Presentations


  • UCSC Graduate Student Symposium, April 24th, 2015: Morality and Ideology in Soviet Housing, 1925-1989

          Postsocialism cluster roundtable with Elena Gapova: January 14th, 2016: Ideology and post-Soviet nostalgia in Post-Soviet Russia

          Postsocialism cluster workshop, January 20th, 2015: Building Socialism from Within 

           Friday Forum for Graduate Research, UCSC, Feburary 12th, 2016



Teaching Interests

I am interested in teaching modern European, Eastern European, and Russian history. I am also interested in teaching Russian language.