Michael Lerner


B.A. Reed College, Russian, 2021
Entered Berkeley program in 2021

Paper submitted with application to Berkeley:
Trotsky Writes the Russian Revolution: The Symbol of the Explosion in Trotsky’s My Life and The History of the Russian Revolution and its Meta-Symbolic Significance.

Languages known and studied: Russian, Yiddish.

Research Interests: Trotsky and Trotskyism, Alexander Bogdanov, Marxism, Theories of Revolutionary Language and Symbolism, Russian Formalism and Structuralism, Revolutionary Autobiography, Russian Social-Democracy, Soviet Internationalism, Modern Yiddish Literature