Ani Abrahamyan (Slavic) received the Jerzy Kolodziej Excellence in Teaching Award for 2019-20. Administered by the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, the award recognizes an outstanding graduate student associate instructor each year. It honors Slavic professor emeritus Dr. Jerzy Kolodziej, (BA, SLAV, 1962; PhD, SLAV, 1984), who retired in 2009 after 30 years of teaching Russian and Polish languages at Indiana University, including over 20 years as director of the Summer Workshop in Slavic and Eastern European Languages.
Filip Mitričević (History) has reviewed The Feminist Challenge to the Socialist State in Yugoslavia by Zsófia Lóránd (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) in the most recent issue of the newsletter of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, available here.
Daniel Muck (Political Science) is a Fellow at IU's Ostrom Workshop in 2020-21.
Gheorghe Pacurar (Religious Studies) is the recipient of a 2020 ASEEES Dissertation Research Grant in support of his work on “Incarnate Ecclesiology and the Making of Democratic Law in Interwar Romania.”
Dafna Rachok (Anthropology) is a Fellow at IU's Ostrom Workshop in 2020-21.
Natasha Rubanova (Comparative Literature) delivered a talk in REEI’s Russian-language colloquium (О России по-русски/On Russia in Russian) under the title «Как пишется память в новейшей русской литературе: Творчество Полины Барсковой и Марии Степановой» [Writing Memory in Contemporary Russian Literature: The Work of Polina Barskova and Mariia Stepanova] in October.
Stepan Serdiukov (History) conducted an interview with Ivan Kurilla, Professor at the Political Sciences Department of the European University at Saint Petersburg, the text of which is now up on the Russian Studies Workshop's website. Their discussion focused on the challenges of research and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, the disruptive impact of COVID-19 on academic exchange between Russia and the US, and the reception in Russia of Black Lives Matter protests in the US.
Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed (Slavic) has received the Neatrour-Edgerton Fellowship for Spring 2021. Administered by the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, the fellowship supports a semester of uninterrupted research for advanced graduate students. The fellowship honors the memory of Elizabeth (Betty Jo) Baylor Neatrour (1935-2002; PhD, SLAV, 1973) and her faculty mentor, Professor William B. Edgerton (1915-2004), who taught for many years in the department.