Anna Novikov received her doctoral degree in History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. In 2013-2015 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Warsaw. Her book Shades of a Nation: The Dynamics of Belonging among the Silesian and Jewish Populations in Eastern Upper Silesia (1922-1934), Fibre Verlag: Osnabrück, was published in 2015. During the summer term of 2016 she was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Principles of Cultural Dynamics program at the Dahlem Humanities Center at the FU in Berlin. In 2017 she was a research fellow at the Cologne-Bonn Centre for Central and Eastern Europe at the Cologne University and in the POLIN museum in Warsaw where she worked on her project and the online database "Between Kapota and Siurtuk: The Dynamics of East-Central European Jewish Clothing" dedicated to the transnational history of Jewish dress in this region. Currently she works on her research project dedicated to the revival of patriotic and neo nationalist fashion and folk costumes on the areas of the former Eastern Bloc (East-Central Europe and Central Asia).