Monday, October 05, 2015

ASEEES Announces 2015 Prize Winners

The Association Congratulates the Winners of the 2015 ASEEES Prizes

Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award

Archie Brown, Professor Emeritus of Politics, University of Oxford
Alexander Rabinowitch, Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University

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

Ekaterina PravilovaA Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia (Princeton University Press)

Honorable Mention: Alan BarenbergGulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and its Legacy in Vorkuta (Yale University Press) 
Honorable Mention: Karen DawishaPutin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? (Simon and Schuster)

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

Rachel Feldhay BrennerThe Ethics of Witnessing: The Holocaust in Polish Writers’ Diaries from Warsaw, 1939-1945 (Northwestern University Press)
Friederike Kind-KovácsWritten Here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain  (Central European University Press)            

Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History for outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in the field of history

Agnes Nilufer KefeliBecoming Muslim in Imperial Russia (Cornell University Press)

Honorable Mention: Willard SunderlandThe Baron’s Cloak (Cornell 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

Valerie SperlingSex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia (Oxford University Press)

Honorable Mention: Yanni KotsonisStates of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic (University of Toronto Press)
Honorable Mention: Samuel A. GreeneMoscow in Movement: Power and Opposition in Putin’s Russia (Stanford University Press) 

Ed A Hewett Book Prize for outstanding publication on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe

Yanni KotsonisStates of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic (University of Toronto Press)

Honorable Mention: Kelly M. McMannCorruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia (Cornell 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

Julia Phillips CohenBecoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era (Oxford University Press)   

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

Oscar Sanchez-SibonyRed Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mention: Austin JersildThe Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History (UNC Press)

Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies for the best book in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs. 

Michael FlemingAuschwitz, the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaust (Cambridge University Press)
Per Anders RudlingThe Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism 1906-1931 (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Honorable Mention: Glenn KurtzThree Minutes in Poland (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 

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 Robert C. Tucker and Stephen F. Cohen, defended at an American or Canadian university

Masha Kirasirova, “The Eastern International: ‘The Domestic East’ and the ‘Foreign East’ in Soviet-Arab Relations, 1917-68,” New York University 

ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize for an outstanding essay by a graduate student in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Adrianne K. Jacobs, “An Edible Empire: Soviet National Cuisines between Tradition and Modernity, 1965-85,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


The prize winners will be recognized during the ASEEES Annual Convention award ceremony on Saturday, November 21, 7:00pm, in Philadelphia.  The event is open to the public.  The prize citations will be printed in the convention program

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