Dr. Ekaterina Rybkina

Biographical Note

Ekaterina Rybkina is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies at Friedrich-Alexander University. She obtained her MA degree at the European University at Saint Petersburg in 2013 and her PhD at the European University Institute in Florence in 2020. Her PhD thesis, “Playing with Radio Waves: Radio Amateurs in Russia, 1920–1930s,” examines the history of radio communication in Russia from the late 19th century to the end of the 1930s and investigates how closely the activities of radio enthusiasts and the interests of the state were intertwined.

Research Interests

  • History of Radio and Telecommunications
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Russian and Soviet History
  • Sound Studies
  • Gender Studies