Dr. Anna Novikov is a postdoctoral researcher at the IFZO at the cluster “New Nationalisms” and works on her research project dedicated to the revival of new nationalist patriotic fashion and performance on the areas of the former Eastern Bloc (East-Central Europe, Baltic States and Central Asia). She received her doctoral degree in History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. During her PhD studies she was a Junior Visiting and Research Fellow at the Oxford University and at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig. Her research focuses on the cultural and visual transnational contemporary East-Central European/Eurasian and Jewish history. She analyzes politics and strategies of nationalism and populism and dynamics of identity and self-definition through the prism of visual self-representation, religion, gender discussions, performance and clothing appearance.