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Alexandra Filippenko

Independent Researcher

Candidate of sciences, expert on US domestic politics and theatrical producer Alexandra Filippenko was born in Moscow in 1985.

Studied International Relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (BS “Nativism: history and today” – 2006, MS “Ronald Reagan administration and the Islamic Revolution in Iran” – 2008). In 2015 became the Candidate of Sciences, thesis – “Immigration politics of the US 1990-2015”.

From 2016 to 2019 – research fellow, from 2019 to 2022 – senior research fellow at the Institute for US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN). Published a book “U.S. Immigration Policy. Historical Essay”. Regular political contributor for independent Russian, Ukrainian and International media, including TV Rain (Dozhd), France24, Current Time, FreeДом, Radio Liberty, TRT World, Echo of Moscow (currently Zhivoy Gvozd) and others. In 2017 – 2021 taught International Relations Theory and US Ethnic history at the State Academic University of Humanities to the third year and fifth year students.

Since 2002 has been working on theatrical projects in a variety of positions, starting from director’s assistant to executive producer. Worked at a number of socially-significant projects, including Solidary readings (correlating to Belarus 2020 elections and the fight for freedom), artistic events related to Russian opposition movement 2011 – 2013, as well as at festivals: Russian Nights in New York and Los Angeles, Lubimovka Drama Festival, D-Day (literary festival in St.Peterburg), Platonov Fest (literary festival in Voronezh) and others. Creative producer of the online theatrical festival Balkon.fest – a number of short film productions.

In 2004 – 2015 Russian-English interpreter in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Individuum Press, ArtPlay, Vinzavod. Translated press-conferences, lectures, books (including “The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History” by Philip Bobbitt).

After the Russia-Ukraine war broke out in February 2022 moved to Vilnius, Lithuania to pursue both professional lines: US political history and theatre.

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