About East from Chicago

This is “East from Chicago,” a multimedia blog covering events and issue related to Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Chicago.  The content of this blog is supervised by our editorial board in order to ensure sustained intellectual and stylistic quality. Our editorial board is made up of faculty from the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions and CEERES administrators.

If you would like submit a proposal for a post or if you have suggestions about future features please contact the blog moderator (Esther Peters).


Editorial Board


Susan Gal

Mae & Sidney G. Metzl Distinguished Service Professor Anthropology and Director, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies



Robert Bird

Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, and the College


 Faith Hillis

Associate Professor, Department of History and the College


Monika Nalepa (on leave 2017-2018)

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


Blog Moderator 

Esther Peters

Interim Associate Director, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies