Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Jenny Lhamo Tsundu



My dissertation examines the history of a Siberian town that "moves" -- both literally and metaphorically -- as a result of hydroelectric development along the Angara river. It tells a story of the Soviet Union that begins in the 1950s and extends outwards in both temporal directions, asking whether that which is, by definition, meant to be stationary -- a place -- might in fact be in motion. Dissertation title: "How A Place Moves: Bratsk, 1922-1993."