Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2021 ASEEES Dissertation Grant Recipients Announced

ASEEES is delighted to announce the twenty-four (24) ASEEES Dissertation Grant Recipients for 2021. Information about our various grants can be found here.

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Jessica Bachman, U of Washington, History, “Reading Soviet Books in Postcolonial India, 1951-1991”

Felix Cowan, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, History, “On the Path of Truth and Progress: The Imperial Russian Penny Press, 1908-18”

Alexander McConnell, U of Michigan, History, “Soviet Humanism after Stalin, 1953-1991”

Brendan McElmeel, U of Washington, History, “Comrades in Love: Intimacy and Communist Morality in Soviet Institutions and Everyday Life, 1945-1975”

Sandra Russell, U of Massachusetts Amherst, Comparative Literature, “Embodiment and Gendered Subjectivity in Ukrainian Women’s Film, Poetry, and Prose during Perestroika (1985-1991)”

Daria Semenova, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Slavic Languages and Literatures, “At Home and Away: Community Belonging in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian Adventure Fiction, 1918-1960”

Anastasiia Strakhova, Emory U, History, “Selective Emigration: Border Control and the Jewish Escape in Late Imperial Russia, 1881-1914”

Gehad Abaza, UC Santa Barbara, Anthropology, “Syrian War-Time Migration, Citizenship, and State-building in Abkhazia”

Tuna Basibek, U of Washington, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, “Empires in War and Peace: The Caucasian Communities in the Russian-Ottoman Borderland, 1825-1875”

Alison Curry, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, History, “Tradition or Necessity? Sanctuary or Sorrow? The Role of the Jewish Cemetery in Poland, 1919-1945”

Joanna Dobrowolska, U of Illinois at Chicago, History, “From Neighbors to Rivals: The Shifting Attitudes in Rural Communities of Volhynia and Eastern Galicia, 1930-1943”

Zukhra Kasimova, U of Illinois at Chicago, History, “Uzbek, Karakalpak, and Soviet: Multinational in Form, Hybrid in Content, 1941–1981”

Zachary King, U of Chicago, Slavic Languages and Literatures, “Gained in Translation: Modernism and Translation in Soviet Russia, 1927-1937”

Vladislav Lilic, Vanderbilt U, History, “The Laboratory of Statehood: Imperial Law, QuasiSovereignty, and International Order in the Balkans, 1856-1912”

Kate Mower, UC Riverside, History, “‘In These Veins Roman Blood Still Flows’: Transnationalism and the Black Sea World”

Jonathan Parker, U of Texas at Austin, History, “Policing the Nation: State-Building and the Police in Interwar Czechoslovakia”

Lidia Tripiccione, Princeton U, Slavic Languages and Literatures, “Dis-locating Russian Formalism: Beyond Literary Theory”

Angela Wheeler, Harvard U, Graduate School of Design, “Trial and Era: Socialist and National Narratives in Soviet Urban Heritage Planning, 1953-1990”

Giulia Giamboni, UC Santa Barbara, History, “The Politics of Charity. Political, Gendered, and Material Uses of Charity in Fourteenth-Century Eastern Mediterranean”

Anton Svynarenko, U of Illinois at Chicago, Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies, “Queer Childhood in Russian Modernism”

Nurlan Kabdylkhak, UNC at Chapel Hill, History, “Islamic Revival of the Kazakh steppe under the Tsars”

Alex Craver, Northern Illinois U, History, “The Roots of Empire and Industry”

Konstantin Georgiev, Rice U, Anthropology, “Environmental Science after Socialism: Sociopolitical Change and Environmental Science in PostSoviet Siberia”

Taylor Zajicek, Princeton U, History, “The Black Sea’s Cold War: Geopolitics, Science, and Environment, 1925-1995″

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