I love to learn and read, and talk about things I’ve learned or read. I’m a history graduate student at the University of Toronto.
I created this website in order to have a public venue to post developments in my professional (academic and non-academic) life. As a young scholar, having a website which displays one’s professional abilities is vital in a competitive job market—I got this advice from The Professor Is In blog. I also decided to put academic and non-academic things together. What I learned in the classroom rolls over into my non-academic life, and vice-versa. The history I do influences which video games I play, and the games I play influence my research.
In academia, I’m interested in people and the past. My main research interests are modern European history; imperial and national histories; and German, Latvian, and Russian history. My side projects touch on personal and family archives; place-making; and civilian experiences of war. I’m also interested in teaching and pedagogy (you can see some draft syllabi here).
If you’re here for my CV, you can see it here.
Outside of academia, I’m interested in photography, videography, and graphic design, all of which I do on the side.
You can contact me here or by email at bredovsk [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thanks for stopping by!