UCLA » College » Social Sciences » Anthropology
Grad Students

Amy Garey

Contact Information

Email    amgarey@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available

Fields of Study

Sociocultural Anthropology


2014 “Soviet Reflections: Music, Nostalgia, and Personhood among (Post-) Soviet Immigrants.” Hagar (forthcoming).

2014 (short story)   “Two Miles of Earth.”  Ishaan Literary Review 5. link               

2012 “‘How it Was’: Semiotic Approaches to Soviet References.” Laboratorium 4(2): 27-50. link

2011 Aleksandr Galich: Performance and the Politics of the Everyday.” Limina 17: 1-13. link

2010 “‘Why is the Cook on the Radio?’: Warrior Women and Welfare Mothers  in the American Armed Forces." Michigan Feminist Studies 23: 53-75. link

Grants and Awards

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 


First Place, Young Scholars Contest


University of California-Los Angeles


Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship


University Fellowship


Institute of International Education


U.S. Student Fulbright Full Grant to Kazakhstan (declined)

Conference Presentations

2012 “Blood, Sex, Silence: Violence in Boris Pasternak's Above the Barriers." Paper presented at the UCLA Pasternak Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA, February 2012. 

2011 "Digging Up Potatoes: Semiotic Approaches to Soviet References." Paper presented at the UCLA History Graduate Students Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2011. 

2011 "Ask the Dead: Studying the Intangible in the Social Sciences." Paper presented at the UCLA Discourse Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA, October 2011.

2010 “Performing Masculinity in Post-Soviet Sketch Comedy.” Paper presented at the Soyuz (Society for the Anthropology of Postsocialism) Symposium, Chicago, IL, April 2010. 

2009 “Cannot Forget What You Never Knew: Soviet Nostalgia among Young Russian Immigrants.” Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, December 2009. 

2009 “Aleksandr Galich: Performance and the Politics of the Everyday.” Paper presented at the Slavic Forum Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, May 2009.

2007 “Soviet Reflections: Music, Nostalgia, and Personhood among (Post-) Soviet Immigrants.” Paper presented to the Anthropology of Europe Workshop, Department of  Anthropology, University of Chicago, October 2007.  

2003 “Nuptiality and Nonmarital Fertility Trends in Kazakhstan: Economics, Culture, and Female Social Status.” Paper presented at the Southern Demographic Association Conference, Alexandria, VA, October 2003.


Nancy Levine, Chair

Yunxiang Yan

David MacFadyen

Mariko Tamanoi


M.A. Anthropology, UCLA (2012)
M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago (2009)
B.A., University of Texas (2004)