Joy Neumeyer is a journalist and historian based in Moscow and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in publications including Vice, The Guardian, ARTnews, Tablet Magazine, and Cat Fancy. She is currently a PhD candidate in History at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is writing a dissertation on death in late Soviet culture.
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