Tatiana Kasperski

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Tatiana Kasperski is a specialist on nuclear power in the former Soviet Union, and works on several projects connected with public understandings of science, in particular nuclear power. She is a researcher in HoNEST focusing on Ukraine through affiliation with University Pompeu Fabra where she will be a Marie Curie Fellow from 2017. Kasperski also participates in the research project: “Nuclear Legacies : Negotiating Radioactivity in Russia, France and Sweden,” at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) / Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University, Sweden.

Kasperski earned her PhD at Sciences Po, Paris, where she wrote a dissertation on the memory politics of the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus. She then was as a postdoctoral fellow at Centre Alexandre-Koyré for History of Science and Technology, in Paris, and continued study of nuclear power and the governance of technological risk in Post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine.

Relevant Publications

“Nuclear Dreams and Realities in Contemporary Russia and Ukraine,” History and Technology, vol. 3, issue 1, 2015, p. 55-80.
“Nuclear power in Ukraine: Crisis or path to energy independence?”Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 71, issue 4, 2015, p. 43-50.
“Nation versus Gedächtnis: Die Nationalisierung kollektiver Vorstellungen über Tschernobyl als Faktor zum Vergessen der Katastrophe” in Melanie Arndt (ed.),Politik und Gesellshaft nach Tschernobyl. (Ost)-Europäische Perspektiven, Berlin, Christoph Links, 2016, p. 152-181.