Dr. Svetlana Boltovska has been Head of Collections at the German-Russian Museum in Berlin-Karlshorst since 2020. Previously, she was a research associate at the Herder Institute for Historical East Central European Research since 2015. She studied philosophy, ethnology, and Slavic studies at the University of Freiburg, among other places, and received her doctorate with a thesis on educational migration from sub-Saharan Africa in Moscow and St. Petersburg.