David B. Audretsch (O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs) was named a Clarivate Citation Laureate, an international honor reserved for researchers whose work is deemed to be "of Nobel class" as demonstrated by analysis carried out by the Institute for Scientific Information. A fuller account of the award can be found here.
Maria Bucur (History) has published revised versions of “How banning abortion will transform America” (with Kristen R. Ghodsee) in Public Seminar, and “Gender and Religiosity in Communist Romania: Continuity and Change, 1945-1989” in Ina Merdjanova, ed., Women in Orthodox Christianity (New York: Fordham University Press, 2020). Her “Between Regional and Transnational Contexts” is the lead article in the Handbook for Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia (New York: Routledge, 2021). In September, Bucur presented “When the Invalids Came Home: Disability in Romania after WWI” at Gender and Materiality in Central and Eastern Europe in the XXth Century, a conference hosted by the Sciences Po Centre d’histoire in Paris.
Judah Cohen (Jewish Studies/Music/Folklore and Ethnomusicology) received the William H. Wiggins Faculty Award in Support of Teaching and Mentoring from the IUB African American and African Diaspora Studies Department in recognition of the launch of the JSP AAADS Blackness and Jewishness Project.
Lee Feinstein (International Studies) authored “Language is a crucial link in the foreign policy supply chain,” an op-ed that ran in the Chicago Tribune on November 1.
Halina Goldberg (Musicology) has won the 2021 H. Colin Slim Award from the American Musicological Society (AMS). The award recognizes an outstanding musicological article of “exceptional merit published during the previous year.” Goldberg’s award-winning article, “Chopin’s Album Leaves and the Aesthetics of Musical Album Inscription,” was published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (73:3) and is available here. See the full commendation of the award here.
Kathryn Graber (Anthropology/CEUS) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Her Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia (Cornell University Press, 2020) received Honorable Mention for the ASEEES 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.
Ke-Chin Hsia (History) has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor.
Alex Lichtenstein (History) along with IUB American Studies faculty Phoebe Wolfskill and Rasul Mowatt has received a grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation for $80,000 in support of their project, "Unmasked: The 1935 Antilynching Exhibits and Community Remembrance in Indiana." Another grant that Lichtenstein has received is featured in the story on p. 24 of this issue.s
Sarah Phillips (Anthropology/REEI) presented the paper “‘Cat’s Cradle has been the guidebook for my life:’ Soviet Youth and the American Writer Kurt Vonnegut” at the international conference Socialism, Capitalism and Childhood at Georgia State University in October.
Mark Roseman (History/Jewish Studies) presented “Rescue from Memory – the postwar metamorphosis of the experience of rescue” at the annual conference of the International Memory Studies Association in Warsaw in July. In the same month, he presented at the concluding round table of Integrating Holocaust Studies, a virtual conference jointly organized by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Hebrew University. In October, he organized and participated at a virtual roundtable on Monica Black’s A Demon-Haunted Land: Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post-WWII Germany at the Annual German Studies Association Conference in Indianapolis. Also in October, he delivered the keynote lecture under the title “‘Ordinary monsters:’ Victims, historians and an ‘integrated history’ of the perpetrators” for the Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series 2021-2022.
Kaya Sahin (History) is co-author with Julia Schleck and Justin Stearns of a book review essay entitled “Orientalism Revisited: A Conversation across Disciplines” that appeared in Exemplaria (Volume 33, 2021 - Issue 2). In November, he convened the panel "What Would an Ottoman Renaissance Look Like?" for Tomorrow's Renaissance, a symposium organized by the Renaissance Society of America and dedicated to exploring new directions in scholarship for the period 1300–1700.
Łukasz Sicínski (SLAV) has published “Beyond a Zero-Sum Game: Visual Perception in Miron Białoszewski’s Prose” in Slavic and East European Journal (Volume 65, Number 1/Spring 2021).
Timothy Waters (Maurer School of Law) published “Bosnia’s endless crisis could be solved by letting it break apart peacefully” in The Conversation in December. The article can be found here.
Justyna Zając (International Studies) has been appointed Director of the Polish Studies Center at IU.