Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Don Raleigh to Receive 2021 Distinguished Contributions Award

At our annual convention, ASEEES will present the 2021 Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award to Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Donald J. Raleigh is a historian of exceptional thematic and methodological breadth. His early pioneering works on the Russian Revolution and Civil War have been described as “archival tours de force” and his more recent volumes on Soviet baby boomers set the highest standards for oral history. His work is justly celebrated for its attention to the reverberations of global events through local histories and individual lives. Such interest in the diversity of human experience allows Raleigh to find a fresh angle on his subject matter, and, over the course of his illustrious career, he has studied nearly every decade of Soviet history. Equally legendary is Raleigh’s reputation as a teacher and mentor. He has supervised well over fifty MA theses and PhD dissertations, and extended his intellectual support not only to graduate students and junior colleagues at his home institutions, but also to countless colleagues in Russia and the United States. ASEEES honors Professor Raleigh’s generosity of spirit and intellectual presence, which will continue to shape our field for years to come.

To read the complete citation of Raleigh’s accomplishments, click here

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