Areas of Research/Interest
Russia and the former Soviet Union, political economy, consumption, popular culture.
PhD. in Culture and Media
Joe Crescente is a PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology and the certificate program in Culture and Media. He researches class, consumption and popular culture in urban Siberia, Russia. In his work he seeks to analyze post-socialist economic, consumer and social changes and how the nation-state, class-based identity, popular culture and free markets intersect. Joe has been elected Programming Coordinator for Soyuz: The Network for Post-Socialist Cultural Studies for 2009-2011.