First Book Subvention Past Recipients


Cornell University Press, for The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan by Sarah I. Cameron (University of Maryland, College Park)

Northwestern University Press, for Mapping Warsaw: The Spatial Poetics of a Postwar City by Ewa Wampuszyc (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

University of California Press, for Gan's Constructivism: Aesthetic Theory for an Embedded Modernism by Kristin Romberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

University of Toronto Press, for Why Control Immigration? Strategic Uses of Migration Management in Russia by Caress Schenk (Nazarbayev University)

2017- Spring

Cornell University Press for Albania and the Socialist World: From Stalin to Mao by Elidor Mëhili (Hunter College)

Cornell University Press for Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991 by Claire L. Shaw (University of Bristol)

University of Wisconsin Press for Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture, 1861-1881  by Lynn Patyk (Dartmouth College)

2016- Fall

Cornell University Press for Knowledge and the Ends of Empire:  Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731–1917 by Ian W. Campbell (University of California-Davis)

University of Toronto Press for Beau Monde on Empire's Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine by Mayhill C. Fowler (Stetson University)  

University of Wisconsin Press for Beyond the Monastery Walls: The Ascetic Revolution in Russian Orthodox Thought, 1814–1914  by Patrick Lally Michelson (Indiana University Bloomington)

2016- Spring

Central European University Press for Between Nation and Empire: Russian and Romanian Competing Visions of Bessarabia in the Second Half of the 19th and Early 20th Century by Andrei Cusco (State University of Moldova)

Indiana University Press for Health and Wealth on the Bosnian Market: Intimate Debt by Larisa Jasarevic (University of Chicago)

University of North Carolina Press for The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the Soviet Union by Chris Miller (Yale U)  


Cornell University Press for Violence as a Generative Force by Max Bergholz (Concordia U)

Indiana University Press for Threads of Empire: Loyalty and Tsarist Authority in Bashkiria, 1552–1917 by Charles Steinwedel (Northeastern Illinois U)

Northern Illinois University Press for Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840-1890 by Molly Brunson (Yale U)