Non-academic publications:

“The Alphabet Shift in the Kazakh Language,” Open Central Asia Magazine, Spring 2022. “The Cool Kazakh Wave,” Harvard University Davis Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, February 18, 2022,

“An American in Dushanbe: How Studying Persian in Tajikistan Affects U.S. Students’ Language Learning,” Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, October 19, 2021,

“How Jewish Student Organizing Shaped My Family’s Story,” New Voices Magazine, October 18, 2018,

“Mysterious Blessings from the Rabbi’s Grave,” Tablet Magazine, September 13, 2018,
“Almaty Youth on the Future of the Kazakh Alphabet,” Voices on Central Asia, Central Asia Program (George Washington University), August 31, 2018,

Senior columnist at the Daily Princetonian (2016-2020).

Academic publications:

Eisenberg, Leora. “Finding a Common Language: An Exploration of Language-Based Tropes in Russian and Ukrainian Media.” Bachelor’s thesis, Princeton University, 2020. Awarded ’92 Monty Raiser Thesis Prize in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program.

Eisenberg, Leora. “Janasozdik: Codifying an Inclusive Kazakh Slang.” Bulletin of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Historical Sciences. Philosophy. Religion 136, no. 3 (2021): 147–59.

Eisenberg, Leora. “Soviet Tele-Séances as Subversive Communities and Soul-Searching.” Academia Letters, 4097 (2021).

Eisenberg, Leora. “Still the Older Brother?: An Analysis of Russian Media’s Soviet-Era Attitudes Toward the Kazakh Alphabet Shift.” Princeton Undergraduate Research Journal 2, no. 1 (2019): 16–22. Awarded “First Place Manuscript.”

Eisenberg, Leora. “Thaw-Era Portrayals of Mental Illness: Realist or Socialist?” Tortoise: A Journal of Writing Pedagogy, (2018).

Lualdi, Colin, Jackie Dragon, Zhi-Shui Hsu, and Leora Eisenberg. Annotations on Soviet children’s book The Song of the Dirigible, Playing Soviet: The Visual Languages of Early Soviet Children’s Books, 1917-1953 (Princeton University), Spring 2017,

Press clippings (English, Russian, Kazakh)

Featured as a Foreign Fluent Kazakh Speaker by Ulan Magazine (2021)

Featured as a Foreign Fluent Kazakh Speaker by the Otandastar Qory Foundation (2021) (participated in a 40-min livestream entirely in Kazakh)