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Christina Novakov-Ritchey

Christina Novakov-Ritchey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Humanities,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities



Christina Novakov-Ritchey is an assistant professor of humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from the University of California - Davis. 

She teaches courses on colonial and anticolonial history, magic and reason, and global modernisms.

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Peasant studies
  • Histories and cultures of southeastern Europe
  • Global histories of socialism
  • Global histories of anticolonialism
  • Folklore
  • Self-taught art
  • Performance and video-based art
  • Critical ethnography

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2021-22 UCLA, Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • 2021-22 University of California Humanities Research Institute, Multi-Campus Graduate Student Working Group Grant 
  • 2020-2021 UCLA, Center for European and Russian Studies, Dissertation Writing Fellowship 
  • 2018 U.S. Department of State Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Title VIII Grant)