Dr. Natalia Starostina
Associate Professor of History
Chair, History Department
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B.A., University of St. Petersburg, Russia
M.A., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Emory University
Dr. Starostina completed her Ph.D. in Emory University in the summer of 2007. She is working on a book manuscript “Engineering the Empire of Images: The Advertising of Train Travel in Interwar France.” Her research investigates the representations of railways and their role in defining the French identity; for example, she addresses the creation of the Train Bleu and its role in redefining the French bourgeois identity based on the nostalgic memories of the Belle Epoque. Dr. Starostina has published articles in Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Business History Online, Dialectical Anthropology, Journal of Georgia Philological Association and other editions. In addition, her articles in Revue d’histoire des chemins de fer, Proceedings of the Western Society of French History and Historical reflexions/Réflexions historiques are scheduled to appear in 2011-2012. Together with Dr. Lee March and Dr. Thomas Stearns, she organized an international historical conference "Remembrances: Constructing Narratives of Wars of the 19th and 20th Centuries,"at Young Harris College in March 2011. In May 2009, Dr. Lee March and Dr. Starostina led a study abroad excursion to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. She has presented papers at many conferences in the United States, as well as in France, Finland and Russia.