About Me


About Me

I am Christine Beresniova, a cultural anthropologist specializing in research on the implementation of policies for the promotion of tolerance, Holocaust education, and human rights in Eastern Europe. I earned my PhD in Educational Policy Studies and Anthropology from the Wright School of Education at Indiana University and I currently design and implement international and domestic education programs at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

Many years ago, I started this website to connect with other like-minded individuals interested in the political, cultural, and historical experiences of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. Anthropology, to borrow the words of Henry F. Wollcott, is not just a research tool, but a way of seeing. Having spent over a decade researching post-Soviet States, I am both personally and professionally committed to scholarship that contributes to understanding the diverse perspectives of many so that educational policy implementation can more effectively promote tolerance, democracy, human rights, and pluralism. The lessons learned in Eastern Europe are applicable in many other parts of the world as well, especially countries with challenges in educational development, values promotion, and the involvement (welcome or not) of international agencies.


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Ashford University, Teacher of Record

Indiana University, Teacher of Record

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