Barbara C. Allen (PhD History, 2001) has published Leaflets of the Russian Revolution: Socialist Organizing in 1917 (Haymarket Books, 2018), wherein she selects and introduces the pamphlets and other agitational material that gave life to the debates, disagreements and perspectives that animated the masses during the revolution.
Anna Arays (MA/MLS REEI, 2014) Librarian for Slavic & East European Studies at Yale University, has been appointed to the steering committee for Yale’s newly expanded Russian Studies program. Housed within the European Studies Council of Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies will institutionalize Yale’s longstanding and emerging strengths in research, teaching, and public outreach about this part of the world, as well as foster partnerships among Yale departments and professional schools.
Olga Bueva (MA REEI, 2011; BA International Studies, 2009) is now serving as undergraduate advisor for REEI.
Sarah Fogleman (MLS/MA REEI, 2007) was named Project Coordinator of the Russian Studies Workshop at REEI in January 2018. In May of 2018, she traveled to Latvia with her sister-in-law, food writer and FoodNetwork host Amy Thielen, to do research for an article about home-cooking in the Latvian countryside. The article was published in the fall 2018 issue of Saveur magazine.
Elizabeth Geballe (PhD Comparative Literature, 2018) has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University.
Allan Grafman (BA Russian Language and Literature, 1975) has been named Managing Director of Oberon Securities, a middle market investment bank that provides advisory and fundraising expertise to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial management teams in seven market sectors including Technology, Media and Telecom.
Vladimir Kozlov (MA Journalism, 1999) is a prominent Russian author and filmmaker. English translations by Andrea Gregovich of his works include 1987 and Other Stories (Fiction Advocate, 2018) and USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid (Fiction Advocate, 2014). He directed and wrote the script for Anomie, which won the jury's special mention at the Warsaw International Film Festival in 2016.
Rashad Mammadov (PhD Mass Communication, 2018) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Suffolk University. His recent publications include "’The King is Dead, Long Live The King!’: Image of the United States as the Primary Enemy on the Pages of Krokodil from Stalin to Khruschev” in Visual Communication Quarterly, 23 (1) (2016) and (with co-authors L. Willnat and R. Verghese) “Symbols, slogans and charisma: Political posters in India's 2014 national election” in Election posters around the globe: Political campaigning in the public space (Springer International Publishing AG, 2017).
Alyssa Meyer (MPA/MA CEUS, 2017) is now serving as an energy industry analyst in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Natalie Misteravich-Carroll (PhD Slavic, 2016; MA Slavic, 2011) has been appointed Assistant Director for the newly established Russian Flagship Program in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at IU.
Colleen Moore (PhD History, 2013; MA History, 2006) has been appointed Assistant Professor of History at James Madison University. Her recent publications include “Land for Service: Russian Peasant Views of a Postwar Land Settlement during World War I” in Russia’s Home Front in War and Revolution, 1914-1922. Book 3, National Disintegration and Reintegration, edited by Adele Lindenmeyr, Christopher Read, and Peter Waldron (Slavica Publishers, 2018).
Tristra Newyear (PhD CEUS, 2010) has published The Tomb and the Stone, “an epic family saga-meets-fantastic adventure set in early 19th-century Russia” that draws upon her dissertation research in Buriatiia, letters of Decembrist Nikolai Bestuzhev, and other sources in Russian, French, German, and Buryat-Mongol. The plot intertwines the fates of Bestuzhev and his family with the quest for the lost tomb of Genghis Khan. She was interviewed about the book by WFHB in May (recording at: wfhb.org/public-affairs/russia-with-love-trista-newyear). The book is available for purchase through WordPress at: store.bookbaby.com. For additional background on the book, go to: tnewyear.rockpaperscissors.biz.
Richard Payne-Holmes (MPA/MA REEI, 2008) is now serving as a political officer for the US Department of State in Moscow.
Elizabeth Plantan (MA REEI, 2012) received a PhD in Government at Cornell in August 2018. She is a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School for 2018-2020.
Daniel Andrew Sargent (MA REEI, 1999) has been serving as Director of Continuing Education at Herkimer County Community College since 2015.
Jeremy Michael Stewart (MBA/MA REEI, 2009) is Executive Vice President for Business Operations and General Manager of Angie’s List.
Katie Stewart (PhD Political Science, 2017) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Knox College.
Alex Tipei (PhD History, 2016) published “Audience Matters: ‘Civilization-Speak,’ Educational Discourses, and Balkan Nationalism, 1800-1840” in European History Quarterly (October 2018).