Sasha Razor


Sasha Razor is a lecturer in the Film and Media Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara who specializes in Russophone and East-Central European cinemas. She earned her PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA in 2020, with a dissertation focused on Soviet screenwriting in the 1920s and 1930s. Her research interests include avant-garde cinema and literature, Belarusian and Ukrainian culture, decolonial movements, diaspora studies, activism, visual arts, and women’s studies. Razor is also a curator, journalist, and co-founder of the Russophone Los Angeles Research Collective, which promotes the study of Russophone migration to Southern California. She is currently curating a digital archive of Belarusian Contemporary Art at the University of Michigan Library and working on her first book dedicated to Belarusian protest textiles.