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Jacob Lassin

Jacob Lassin is a Teaching Fellow at the Havighurst Center and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film. His research focuses on the intersection of religion, politics, literature and new media in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is currently working on a book project titled Sacred Sites: Russian Orthodox Cultural Politics Online, which explores how websites run by the Russian Orthodox Church and its allies work to reframe the national literary canon to attract a new educated elite that supports the Church and the State.  In addition to his book project, he is also engaged in research on different topics related to Russian and post-Soviet culture, religion, and media.

Lassin received his PhD from Yale University in 2019. Prior to starting at the Havighurst Center, he held Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Arizona State University and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.