Andrew Bell (International Studies) published “Civilians, Urban Warfare, and U.S. Doctrine” in Parameters in November, 2020. His “Combatant Socialization and Norms of Restraint: Examining Officer Training at the U.S. Military Academy and Army ROTC” and “Combatant Rank and Socialization to Norms of Restraint: Examining the Australian and Philippine Armies” (with Fiona Terry) are forthcoming in Journal of Peace Research and International Interactions, respectively. His “The Moral Foundations of Restraint: Partisanship, Military Training, and Combatant Norms of Civilian Protection” (with Thomas Gift and Jonathan Monten) has been accepted for publication in Journal of Peace Research.
Jack Bielasiak (Political Science) received the 2021 John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies. See a detailed write-up about Prof. Bielasiak’s accomplishments and the award on pp. 16-18 of the spring 2021 Polish Studies Center newsletter.
Laszlo Borhi (CEUS) has published "Sortűz a Ritz előtt: Nyilasterror Budapesten, 1944–1945" in Élet és Irodalom. The article, which addresses the activities of the Hungarian Arrow Cross Party in the final years of World War II, can be found here.
Maria Bucur (History) published “Natalia Milița Geormăneanu: Microistoria unei ‘nesupuse’ ca demers în studiile de gen” [Natalia Milița Geormăneanu: The microhistory of a ‘disobedient’ as approach to gender analysis] in the open-source journal Transilvania. Her discussion about the research and findings were featured in an interview on the cultural weekly TV show "Cooltura" on January 30th.
Malgorzata Cavar (Slavics/Linguistics) delivered an invited lecture that addressed her research on palatalization processes in Slavic languages at the Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society in September, 2020. Her recent publications in such fora as The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and Phonological Date and Analysis (published by the Linguistic Society of America) include four papers on topics in the phonology of Slavic languages, featuring the results of ultrasound studies that focus on the articulation of sounds in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian.
Ben Eklof (History, emeritus) and Tatiana Saburova (History) presented "In Search of Authenticity: Populist Ethics and the Soviet Intelligentsia [A Case Study]" in a seminar organized by the Higher School of Economics Moscow in April.
Jacob Emery (Slavics) has been wrapping up partially finished and collaborative projects over the past year. He published an essay on photography in the journal of Moscow State University’s Department of Philology; a more extended version in English, under the title “The Mirror and the Mine: Photography in the Abyss of Labor,” will appear in Capitalism and the Camera, an anthology to be published by Verso Press later in 2021. “Between Fiction and Physiology: Brain Fever in The Brothers Karamazov and Its English Afterlife,” an article coauthored with IU colleague Elizabeth F. Geballe (Slavics), came out in PMLA in October, 2020. Emory and Alexander Spektor (University of Georgia) have prepared a collection of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's essays in English translation that Columbia University Press will publish under the title Countries that Don’t Exist. Finally, he and his sister, under the collective name J. S. Emery, have written A Clockwork River, a sprawling fantasy novel due to appear in October 2021 with England’s Head of Zeus Press. Currently in the works is a monograph entitled Versions of Totality and an essay on contemporary Russian fiction, to be published in The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Novel.
Debra Friedman (Second Language Studies) published "Defending borders and crossing boundaries: Ideologies of polylanguaging in interviews with bilingual Ukrainian youth” in The International Journal of Multilingualism (Advance online publication, January 2021).
Elizabeth Geballe (Slavics) published with co-author and IU colleague Jacob Emery (Slavics) “Between Fiction and Physiology: Brain Fever in The Brothers Karamazov and Its English Afterlife” in PMLA (October, 2020).
Halina Goldberg (Musicology) delivered “Shared Soundscapes: The Legacy of Polish Jews in Music,” the inaugural lecture in a series inspired by the opening of the #LegacyGallery, an extension of the Core Exhibition in POLIN Museum, which explores the contributions of Polish Jews to the world civilization in the fields such as the arts, sciences, economics or politics. The lecture took place on May 23 and can be accessed here.
Kathryn Graber (Anthropology/CEUS) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. During Spring 2021, she presented her recently published Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia (Cornell University Press, 2020) in a series of online talks sponsored by the Harriman Center of Columbia University, the Wilson Center, and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia of the University of Wisconsin. She also presented "Big Noses, Angry Babushki, Mixed Messages: Racialized Expectations of Linguistic and Cultural Performance in Asian Russia" at New Directions in Research: Race, Gender, and Indigeneity in the American Arctic and Siberia, an online forum at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mark Hooker (REEI) was interviewed for this article by the New York Times in April on the reception of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work in the Soviet Union and Russia.
Ke-chin Hsia (History) has received a grant from the Jack and Julia Wickes Fund for the Study of War and Society, which “encourage[s] and aid[s] the research, study, and teaching of subjects and issues relating to War and Society.” The grant will support research for his second book project, Who Is an Austrian? Refugees and the Austrian Identity in Post-WWII China and Austria. In Spring 2021, his “travels” included a presentation on “Who is an Austrian? Identity Stories from Post-World War II China" at the Lees Seminar, History Department, Rutgers University-Camden; an invited talk at the Eastern Europe Workshop, New York University, about his Victims’ State: War and Welfare in Austria, 1868-1925, a book under contract with Oxford University Press; and a presentation with Vanessa Elias of the Institute for Digital Humanities and Carrie Schwier of the IU Archives on "Digital Mapping as a Final Project: Faculty-Library Partnerships in Building Student Assessments" at the Digital Library Brown Bag Series of the IU Libraries. After all this online activity, he still prefers in-person gatherings and talks.
Owen Johnson (Journalism, emeritus) presented “Regaining and Expanding Their Voices: Slovak Mass Media, 1948-68” at the 20th Czech – Slovak Studies Workshop hosted by the University of Pittsburgh in March. His At Home with Ernie Pyle, originally published in 2016 by Indiana University Press, has undergone a second printing (Indianapolis: IBJ, 2020). He published "Ernie Pyle & Harriett Davidson: Two Red-Headed Travelers" in Traces of Indiana & Midwestern History 32:3 (Summer 2020). In October he presented "'That's All We Did for Him': The Story of Ernie Pyle and His Relationship to Blacks" and “Media and Nation in 20th Century Slovakia" at the annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association. He also performed in a cameo role as "Victorian" in the Ernie Pyle Experiment, a WFIU radio series that aired in 2020) and figured among five finalists for a 2021 Audie award (Audio Publishers Association), the "Oscars" for audio programs.
Sarah Phillips (Anthropology/REEI) was interviewed by The Slavic Connexion at U of Texas-Austin. The interview, entitled “The Pivoting Anthropologist: From Chernobyl to Social Activism to Kurt Vonnegut to…” can be accessed here. With co-authors Jill Owczarzak et al., Phillips published "’You're nobody without a piece of paper:’ Visibility, the state, and access to services among women who use
drugs in Ukraine” in the journal Social Science & Medicine. Phillips presented about her current research on Kurt Vonnegut’s resonance in the 1970s Soviet Union at two virtual fora this spring: the international conference “Literary Classics and Intellectual Autonomy in the Soviet World from 1920s to 1980s” (in March), and the Russian and Slavonic Research Seminar at Oxford University (in May). Phillips was also busy spearheading the Disability Working Group of REEI’s Russian Studies Workshop, including facilitating a Critical Conversations in Russian Studies panel on “Promoting Inclusion and Appreciating Diversity in Today’s Russia,” and coordinating a textbook development workshop for disability rights experts and activists from Russia.
Mark Roseman (History/Jewish Studies) was interviewed for the German broadcasting service, Deutschlandfunk about the new Jerusalem Declaration on antisemitism, in which he was involved as an advisor and as a signatory. The piece, in German, can be heard here or found in print here. He also presented “Opposition to Nazi Rule in Experience and Memory," to a virtual session at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, in April. The talk and Q&A can be viewed here.
Tatiana Saburova published “’Seeing like a Professor’” or Shifting Gears: University Temporality and the Pace of Transformation in Post-Soviet Russia" in European Education (Volume 52, Issue 3, 2020) as a contribution to the special article cluster "Russia's Involuted Paths toward and within Educational Modernity". Her “'University Elders', 'Young Professors' and Students. A Generational Approach to the History of Higher Education in Russia in the Late 19th Century" appeared in Foreign Countries of Old Age. Ageing Studies (volume 19). She delivered a talk via ZOOM as an invited speaker at the international conference History and Historical Education, organized by Novosibirsk Pedagogical University in March (the talk, in Russian, can be accessed here. Saburova and Ben Eklof presented "In Search of Authenticity: Populist Ethics and the Soviet Intelligentsia [A Case Study]" in a seminar organized by the Higher School of Economics Moscow in April. As a director of the IU Russian Studies Workshop, she co-organized The Russian Far East: Regional and Transnational Perspectives (19th-21st Centuries), an online international conference hosted by the German Historical Institute in Moscow in March. At the conference, she also served as discussant at the panel "Actors and Biographies Between Far East, Centre and Abroad". She also wrote an introduction for Людвиг Вонаго: Фотограф на выезд, a book about Ludwig Wonago, a Polish photographer in Siberia in the early 20th century. Published by Polikor in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in 2020, the book was named "book of the year" in Krasnoyarsk in March 2021. Saburova also has received a Collaborative Research Award by the Institute for Advanced Study.
Dmitry Shlapentokh (IUSB, History) has published Ideological Seduction and Intellectuals in Putin's Russia (Palgrave, 2020).
Regina Smyth (Political Science) has published Elections, Protest, and Autocratic Regime Stability: Russia 2008-2020 (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Bronislava Volkova (Slavics, emerita) has written Forms of Exile in Jewish Literature and Thought: Twentieth-Century Central Europe and Migration to America, to be published by Academic Studies Press in July, 2021. A selection of her poems, essays, reviews and interviews has been published in Russian translation under the title Лучше чем тишина звучать, edited by A. Karpenko (Steklograf, 2020). A discussion of the book can be found here. Her poems have also appeared in German, Ukrainian, and Spanish translation. She was interviewed for the Russian online program Искренне Ваш in September, 2020.