Faculty Achievements

REEEC is proud to share the accomplishments of its affiliate faculty:

Cynthia Buckley (Professor of Sociology) published “Global Changes and Gendered Responses: The Feminization of Migration from Georgia” in International Migration Review 47 (3): 508-539 with Erin Hofmann. In September 2013, she served on a World Bank Committee on higher education reform in the Russian Federation to evaluate curricular changes and research at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. On November 18, 2013, she gave a lecture titled “The Emergence of the Eurasian Migration System” at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at the Miami University of Ohio as part of their semester-long symposium “Politics and Change After Communism.”

Aileen Friesen (Postdoctoral Fellow at REEEC) will have a forthcoming publication in 2014: “Missionary Priest Reports from Siberia” in Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion, edited by Heather J. Coleman (Indiana University Press).

Zsuzsa Gille (Associate Professor of Sociology) is Visiting Professor of Sociology at Charles University in Prague for 2013-2014. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in summer 2013.

Lilya Kaganovsky (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures) was awarded the University of Illinois’ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Centennial Scholar 2013-2016. Her recently published articles are “The Homogenous Thinking Subject or Soviet Cinema Learns to Sing,” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 6.3 (March 2013): 281-299; and “The Materiality of Sound: Esfir Shub’s Haptic Cinema/ Материальность звука: кино касания Эсфири Шуб, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie vol. 120 (April 2013). On March 12, 2013, she gave an invited lecture titled “Speaking in Tongues: Multilingualism and Heteroglossia in Early Soviet Sound Films” at the Russian-Chinese Cinema: Productive Interactions International Symposium at the University of Leeds. On June 13-14, 2013, she gave an invited lecture titled “‘Radio Eye’: Direct Address in Early Soviet Sound Film” at the Radio – das Medium der Ideologie International Symposium in Konstanz, Germany.

Anke Pinkert (Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures) has published “Toward a Critical Reparative Practice in Post-1989 Literature: Christa Wolf’s City of Angels,” Memory and Postwar Memorials: Confronting the Past as Violence, eds. Marc Silberman and Florence Vatan (New York: Palgrave McMillan, December 2013), 177-196.

On October 15, 2013, Valeria Sobol (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures) gave a guest lecture titled “The Gothic and Colonial Mimicry in Antony Pogorel’sky’s Monastyrka” at Cambridge University. It was featured on the CamCREES library website: http://tinyurl.com/mdn4rud.

In July 2013, Marek Sroka (Associate Professor of Library Administration) presented “War Through Children’s Eyes in the Archiwum Wschodnie [Eastern Archive] Collection” at the “Children and War: Past and Present” Conference at the University of Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria. He also presented “Digital and Online Information in a Global World: A Study in Ambiguity” at the “Framing the Global” Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, in October 2013.

Mark Steinberg (Professor of History) is currently on sabbatical to write his book The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 for Oxford University Press. This fall, he has published some new articles in edited collections: “Emotions History in Eastern Europe” in Doing Emotions History from the University of Illinois Press; “Blood in the Air: Everyday Violence in the Experience of the Petersburg Poor, 1905-1917” in Spaces of the Poor, published in Germany; and “Urodlivaya, padshaia lichnost’: Obschestvennyi diskurs o lichnosti i gorodskoi zhizni v Rossii 1906-1916 godov” (“The Deformed and Decadent Modern Self: Public Discourse on the Urban Self in Russia, 1906-1916”) in Chelovek i lichnost’ v istorii Rossii, konets XIX-XX vek, published in St. Petersburg. He concluded his term as editor of Slavic Review in August, but remains active as co-editor of the new book series from Yale University Press, “Eurasia Past and Present.”

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