Kaitlyn Tucker Sorenson

Kaitlyn Sorenson
Humanities Teaching Fellow
Foster 402
Office Hours: By Appointment
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2018.
Teaching at UChicago since 2015

"My research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of Russia and Eastern Europe."


Kaitlyn Tucker Sorenson is a Humanities Teaching Fellow in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Her research and teaching focus on the cultural and intellectual history of Russia and Eastern Europe. In July 2018, she defended her dissertation, "Theory on the Edge: An Intellectual History of the Ljubljana School, 1968-1989," before beginning a postdoctoral position at the University of Chicago in Autumn 2018. She has taught courses on Russian and South Slavic Literature and Culture, Slavic Social Thought, and Media Theory, in addition to teaching in both the Humanities and Civilizations (Historical Methods) Core Curricula at Chicago.


“’Dionysian Socialism?’: The Korčula Summer School as Kurort of the New Left,” in a special issue on Central European Spa Culture in Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol. 55, Issue 4. October 2019, pp. 479-493.

Previously Taught Courses

  • Russian Civilization I & II
  • Russian Short Ficiton: Experiments in Form
  • Photography and Witness Literature: Between Fact and Fiction
  • The Intelligentsia: On Slavic Social Thought
  • Co-existence in the Cold War: On the Origins of the Non-Aligned Movement