Race, Racialization, and Racism - Decolonial & Transnational Feminism - Transnational Migration
Critical Pedagogy & Critical Literacy - Participatory Art & Social Practice - Digital Pedagogy - Queer Studies


Sobko, S. (forthcoming, 2023). A decolonial perspective on the racial whitening of Soviet Ashkenazi Jews in the US: 1990s-present. In Migration and race in Central & Eastern Europe: Decolonial perspectives, edited by Kasia Narkowicz, Anna Gawlewicz, and Konrad Pędziwiatr: Routledge.

Sobko, S. & Velednitsky, S. (forthcoming, 2023). Rooting in our Lineages, Growing Toward a Queer, Post-Soviet Jewish Anti-Zionism. Book chapter in forthcoming anthology, edited by Jessica Rosenberg.

Sobko, S. (2022). Reading “Days of Awe” through Queer Soviet Jewish Immigrant Barbarism. ReOrient: the Journal of Critical Muslim Studies. 7(2): 207-213.

Sobko, S. & Olivos, E.M. (2021). Learning about immigration, deportation and family separation from picturebooks. In School-University-Community Collaboration and the Immigrant Educational Experience, Volume VI in the Current Perspectives on School/University/Community Research Series, edited by R. Martin Reardon and Jack Leonard. North Carolina: IAP.

Sobko, S., Unadkat, D., Adams, J., & Hull, G. (2020). Learning through collaboration: A networked approach to online pedagogy. E-Learning and Digital Media, 17(1), 36-55.

Olivos, E. M., & Sobko, S. (2017). Cuentos para dormir: Bedtime stories by deported parents. Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingüe, 33(5).


Sophia Sobko & Mira Stern, Workshop Reflections: A Facilitator Dialogue, Invited interview for Jews on Ohlone Land (2021).

Sophia Sobko & Stepha Velednitsky, Post-Soviet Jews & a Radical Future. Invited interview for New Voices Magazine (October 2020).

Sophia Sobko, How Kolektiv Goluboy Vagon Came to Be. Invited essay for Asylum Arts (May 2020).

Luba Yuism & Sophia Sobko, Transcending Jewish Trauma: a Queer, Post-Soviet Perspective. Invited response to Jo Kent Katz’s Map of Internalized Anti-Semitism (April 2020).

Sophia Sobko, Post-Soviet Passover in COVID. (April 2020).


Sophia Sobko & Edward Olivos, Cuentos Para Dormir: Bedtime Stories by Deported Parents Discussion Guide (2017).


Click to download: Sobko, S. (2022). Troubling Soviet Ashkenazi Jewish Whiteness: Queer Immigrant Contestations and Imaginations (Doctoral dissertation, UC Berkeley).

Dissertation Committee: Dr. Glynda Hull, Dr. Zeus Leonardo, Dr. Santiago Slabodsky, Stephanie Syjuco, MFA