Gregory Aimaro (REEI) has published an article in Чернігівський обласний історичний музей імені Василя Тарновського (Vasyl Tarnovsky’s Chernihiv Regional History Museum) annual journal Євреї Либобережної України (Jews of Left-Bank Ukraine). The article discusses the World-War II German occupation of the Ukrainian city of Pryluky. The journal itself features a variety of studies from the early modern to contemporary historical periods. During the Summer of 2018 Gregory is teaching English/Volunteering in Pryluky, Ukraine as well as conducting research for his MA Essay in the former KGB (now SBU) Archive in Chernihiv, also in Ukraine.
Alexandra Blaha (REEI) received a SGIS Dean’s Scholarship and is currently interning at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC for Summer 2018. For the academic year 2018-19 Alexandra has been awarded an IREX Research Fellowship and will continue her Russian language studies and MA Essay Research in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Megan Burham(REEI) has received a Boren Fellowship to conduct research for her MA Essay: Russia Media Propaganda in the Baltics and to obtain professional-level proficiency in Russian in Riga, Latvia in 2018-19.
Boryana Borisova (ILS) received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study Russian in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan during the summer of 2018.
Alyse Camus (REEI/ILS) received a Title VIII portable fellowship to study Hungarian in Budapest in Summer 2018.
Nick Jackson (REEI) received a Title VIII fellowship to study Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian through American Councils’ Balkan Language Initiative in Sarajevo, Bosina-Herzegovina for Summer 2018.
Alisha Kirchoff (Sociology) was appointed to the ASEEES Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession.
Szabolcs Laszlo (History) received notification that his essay, "Performing for the Capitalists: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy Experienced by Hungarian and Romanian Writers at the Iowa International Writing Program," received second place for the Brantlinger-Naremore Essay Prize conferred by the Cultural Studies Program. The prize includes a $300 award.
Amanda Lawnicki(REEI/SPEA) is conducting field research for her MA Essay in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina for Summer 2018.
Michael McGuire (Linguistics) is currently Computer Programmer for the Digital and Comparative Humanities Program at Bucknell University. In 2017, he was visiting computer programmer/researcher at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. At both Bucknell and Gothenburg, he has been involved with the Moravian Lives Project http://moravianlives.org/.
Madeline McCann (REEI)received a Critical Languages fellowship through Arizona State University to support her study of Russian in Saint Petersburg and was awarded a Mellon travel grant to conduct her MA Essay research at the National Archives and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC in the Summer 2018.
Lina Meilus (REEI) successfully defended her MA Essay: Nationalism as a Strategy for Mass Mobilization in Post-Soviet Lithuania in June 2018.
Nikola Parlic (REEI) is interning in the business development and consulting department for X7 Research and taking Russian language courses at Russian State Pedagogical Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia for Summer 2018.
Michelle Schulte (REEI/Library Science) interned at the Hatcher Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in May and early June 2018.
Mark Tyson (REEI) has received a Boren Fellowship to study Chechen language and culture in Tbilisi, Georgia with frequent research trips to the Pankisi Valley in 2018-19.
Austin Wilson (REEI) presented research findings on his project “Closed Imaginations: Space and Place of Communities in Greater Manchuria in Tsarist Vladivostok Media Discourse” at the 2018 Midwest Slavic Conference at Ohio State University, on March 24.