Meet the ASEEES Team

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Lynda Park

Executive Director

Please contact Lynda if you have any questions or concerns about the operations of the Association and its programs or if you are interested in making a major gift to the Association.  

Lynda has been the executive director of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) since 2010. Prior to joining the ASEEES staff, she was the associate director of the University of Illinois Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and then the European Union Center.  She serves as the ASEEES representative in the Coalition for International Education and the State Department’s Title VIII Advisory Committee.   She has a B.A. in History and Russian from Rice University and is ABD in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History at the University of Michigan.  Her research examines the activities of the Imperial Russian Geographic Society in Siberia in the 19th century and the relationship between scientific knowledge production and empire-building.  She conducted archival research in St. Petersburg and Irkutsk, Russia.