Ksenia Butuzova is a cultural historian and a DPhil candidate. Her doctoral dissertation, 'Rebuses in Russian Culture: From Spiritualism to Socialism', explores the relations between popular and visual culture and ideology, focusing on the political and social history of late Imperial Russia and the Early Soviet Union. She researches picture riddles, delving into the history of ideology and propaganda, print history, nationalism, as well as the history of domesticity and entertainment. Ksenia's work also encompasses the broader history of taste, private experiences, and gender studies.
Ksenia holds a BA in Philology (St Petersburg State University, 2014), an MA in History of Russian Literature (St Petersburg State University, 2016), and an MA in History of Art (European University at St Petersburg, 2020).
Ksenia is a member of the Royal Historical Society, The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and the British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies.
Hillary, 2023 — The Study and Memory of the History of Tsarist Russia
Butuzova K. Rebuses in the visual culture of Russian spiritualism // NLO magazine. 182. 2023, pp. 152-169.