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Olav Hofland graduated from Leiden University in 2016 and has a special interest in the history of food in the USSR. His master thesis on the Soviet discourse on domestic cooking was awarded the IISH-Volkskrant prize in 2017. Currently, he is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute, where he is completing his doctoral thesis on the socialist foodservice industry (obshchestvennoe pitanie) in the USSR during the era of de-Stalinization (1953-1964).
As a visiting fellow at the IISH, Olav works on the culinary profession in the USSR. This research will result in a chapter in his dissertation and in a paper delivered at the Food, Rules, and the City conference that will take place in Brussels in November 2023. He is frequently to be found at the IISH’s reading room. If you would like to chat about Soviet history, he is always up for a coffee. Just send him an e-mail.