2019 Open Research Laboratory Fellows

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at Illinois is pleased to welcome this year’s Open Research Laboratory fellows: Dr. Emily Channell-Justice, Gabrielle Cornish, Dr. Susan Morrissey, and Dr. Maria Taylor, whose research proposals are listed below.

The Open Research Laboratory fellowships provide funding for policy-relevant research on Russian, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. ORL Fellows have access to the extensive holdings in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Collection at the International and Area Studies Library ORL Associates are also welcome to attend all campus programming and public talks at the Center during their stay. We are happy to introduce associates to local students and scholars, as well as to make arrangements for them to present their work in progress for discussion.

2019 Open Research Laboratory Fellows:

Emily Channell-Justice (Post-doctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Havighurst Center and Department of International Studies, Miami University in Ohio), “Without the State: Self-Organization and Political Activism in Ukraine.”

Gabrielle Cornish (PhD Candidate in Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester), “Sounding Socialist, Sounding Modern: Music, Sound, and Everyday Life in the Soviet Union, 1956-1975.”

Susan Morrissey (Professor of History, University of California at Irvine), “Subjects of Terror: Political Violence in Late Imperial Russia.”

Maria Taylor (PhD in Architechture, University of Michigan), “Designing the Stalinist Garden-Factory.”

The ORL is supported by the U.S. State Department Title VIII Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, which exists to support policy-relevant research on the region.

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