Monday, September 26, 2022

2022 ASEEES Prize Winners Announced


Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award:
    Honoree: Maria Todorova, Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor Emerita of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences
    Winner: Faith Hillis, Utopia’s Discontents: Russian Émigrés and the Quest for Freedom, 1830s-1930s (Oxford University Press)

University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies for outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the fields of literary and cultural studies
    Winner: Yuliya IlchukNikolai Gogol: Performing Hybrid Identity (University of Toronto Press)
    Honorable Mention: Katerina ClarkEurasia Without Borders: The Dream of a Leftist Literary Commons, 1919-1943 (Belknap Press, Harvard University Press)

Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History for outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia in the field of history
    Co-Winner: Vladislav Zubok, Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale University Press)
    Co-Winner: Andrew KornbluthThe August Trials: The Holocaust and Postwar Justice in Poland (Harvard University Press)

Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies for outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography
    Winner: Anastasia ShesterininaMobilizing in Uncertainty: Collective Identities and War in Abkhazia (Cornell University Press)
    Honorable Mention: Oleksandra TarkhanovaCompulsory Motherhood, Paternalistic State?: Ukrainian Gender Politics and the Subject of Women (Palgrave Macmillan)

Marshall Shulman Book Prize for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe
    Winner: Margarita M. BalmacedaRussian Energy Chains: The Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union (Columbia University Press)
    Honorable Mention: Chris MillerWe Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin (Harvard University Press)

Ed A Hewett Book Prize for outstanding publication on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe
    Co-Winner: Margarita M. BalmacedaRussian Energy Chains: The Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union (Columbia University Press)
    Co-Winner: Bryn RosenfeldThe Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy (Princeton University Press)

Barbara Jelavich Book Prize for a distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history
    Winner: Grant T. HarwardRomania’s Holy War: Soldiers, Motivation, and the Holocaust (Cornell University Press)

Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs
    Winner: Aleksandra KremerThe Sound of Modern Polish Poetry: Performance and Recording after World War II (Harvard University Press)
    Honorable Mention: Kenneth B. MossAn Unchosen People: Jewish Political Reckoning in Interwar Poland (Harvard University Press)

Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies for a distinguished book in the field of Ukrainian studies
    Winner: Yuliya IlchukNikolai Gogol: Performing Hybrid Identity (University of Toronto Press)
    Honorable Mention: Olena Palko, Making Ukraine Soviet: Literature and Cultural Politics under Lenin and Stalin (Bloomsbury Publishers)

W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize for an author’s first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia’s past
    Co-Winner: Kristy IronsideA Full-Value Ruble: The Promise of Prosperity in the Postwar Soviet Union (Harvard University Press)
    Co-Winner: Mie NakachiReplacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union (Oxford University Press)

Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
    Co-Winner: Zora Piskačová, “A ‘Common Enterprise’? The Role of Utility Infrastructures in the Divided City of Teschen, 1920-1938” (UNC Chapel Hill)
    Co-Winner: Eoin Lazaridis Power, “A Balkan Neofunctional Success Story, or the Curious Case of the CBBH” (University of Texas at Austin)

Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize for an outstanding English-language doctoral dissertation in Soviet or Post-Soviet politics and history in the tradition practiced by Tucker and Cohen, defended at an American or Canadian university
    Winner: Thomas Loyd, “Black in the USSR: African Students, Soviet Empire, and the Politics of Global Education during the Cold War” (Georgetown University, History)

CLIR Distinguished Service Award:
    Honoree: Larisa WalshHead of Metadata Management Service and Metadata Librarian for Slavic Languages, University of Chicago

Prize winners will be recognized during the ASEEES Annual Convention in person award ceremony on Saturday, November 12. Full citations will be available on our website.

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