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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ASEEES Announces 2017 Prize Winners

THE ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 ASEEES PRIZES

Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award

Christine D. Worobec, Board of Trustees and Distinguished Research Professor Emerita at Northern Illinois University

CLIR Distinguished Service Award

Karen Rondestvedt, Curator for Slavic & East European Collections (Retired), Stanford 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

Benjamin Peters, How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet (MIT Press)

Honorable Mention: Martha Lampland
, The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956 (University of Chicago 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

Rebecca Gould, Writers & Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (Yale University Press)

Honorable Mention: Christine E. Evans
, Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television (Yale University Press)

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

Aileen M. Kelly, The Discovery of Chance: The Life and Thought of Alexander Herzen (Harvard University Press)

Honorable Mention: Mark Bassin
, The Gumilev Mystique: Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia (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

Juliet Johnson, Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (Cornell University Press)

Honorable Mention: Rebecca Gould
, Writers and Rebels. The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (Yale University Press)

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

Sergei Antonov, Bankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia: Debt, Property, and the Law in the Age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy (Harvard University Press)

Juliet Johnson, Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (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

Jakub S. Beneš, Workers and Nationalism: Czech and German Social Democracy in Habsburg Austria, 1890-1918 (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

Juliet Johnson, Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (Cornell University Press)

Honorable Mention: Agnia Grigas
, Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire (Yale University Press)

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

Paul Brykczynski, Primed for Violence: Murder, Antisemitism, and Democratic Politics in Interwar Poland (University of Wisconsin Press)

Honorable Mention: John Kulczycki
, Belonging to the Nation: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Polish-German Borderlands, 1939–1951 (Harvard University Press)

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

Louis Porter, “No ‘Neutral Men’: A Day in the Life of a Soviet International Civil Servant, 1956-1967,” PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

David Szakonyi, “Renting Elected Office: Why Businesspeople Become Politicians in Russia,” Columbia University

Prize winners will be recognized during the ASEEES Annual Convention award ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 6:30pm, in Chicago, IL. The event is open to the public. Full citations will be printed in the convention program.

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