Zinaida Vasilyeva

Zinaida Vasilyeva is a researcher at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Neuchâtel, where she wrote her dissertation on DIY culture and popular technical knowledge in the late Soviet Union and their role in the production of the self. Her main research focus was on the transformation of values in the post-Soviet context and the relationships between everyday material culture, the state and the self.