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Yuliya’s research interest is to advance understanding of the ways in which modernity as a transnational phenomena works through and across different societies. She is working on developing a comparative-historical project that will allow exploring how the notion of “the modern man” is structured in specific context. In particular, her dissertation focuses on the mental hygiene movement and self-help literature in the US and the Soviet Union in the 1920s. She explores the issue of self-discipline, in particular the moral underpinnings of self-discipline in the context of industrial society. Her main interests are at the intersection of culture and politics, with the emphasis on historical sociology.