P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Tatyana Mamut, 2001

Head of Product, Nextdoor

Tatyana Mamut is an immigrant from Ukraine

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley

TATYANA MAMUT works at global innovative design firm, IDEO in San Francisco.

Tatyana fled the Soviet Union with her family to settle in Queens, New York, at the age of four.

Tatyana holds a Ph.D. in social-cultural anthropology from University of California at Berkeley. Her research focused on how "proto-capitalist consumers" in Russia are being constructed. She also completed a BA in economics at Amherst College.

While studying at Amherst College, Tatyana researched Russian defense conversion, edited a microeconomics textbook, and founded a consulting business to help pay tuition.

Before entering graduate school, Tatyana worked for five years in advertising and strategy consulting. She launched her second consultancy at the age of 26 and worked on staff at the academic journals Post-Soviet Affairs and Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers.

  • PhD Anthropology | University of California, Berkeley 2007
  • BA Economics | Amherst College 1996
Work History
  • Nextdoor, Head of Product
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