Author Archives: empeters

Sex, AIDS, and the Dystopic Impulse: The Affective Politics of Racialized Displacements

by Michaela Appeltova On February 2, Kateřina Kolářová, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Gender Studies at Charles University in Prague, presented a theoretically dense, analytically layered, and thought-provoking excerpt from her manuscript on the intersections of … Continue reading

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This is what the gradual erosion of rule of law looks like in Poland

by Monika Nalepa First published in The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post on January 23, 2017 under the title This is what the gradual erosion of rule of law looks like in Poland. From Dec. 16 to Jan. 11, 10 … Continue reading

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CEERES of Voices Interview with Domnica Radulescu

On January 12, 2017 the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies launched A CEERES of Voices, an author-centered series of readings and conversations on books from or about Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know about the Protests in Poland

Five Things You Need to Know about the Protests in Poland by Anna Grzymala-Busse and Monika Nalepa First published in The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post on December 19, 2016 under the title “Why are there protests in Poland? Here … Continue reading

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Francofonia

Francofonia by Anthony Stott On October 20, 2016, the University of Chicago community joined Dragan Kujundžić, Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies, and Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida, to celebrate the renowned Russian film director Alexander … Continue reading

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Doubly Neglected: Women and Religion in the Balkans—The Case of Orthodox Women Monastics

 Milica Bakić-Hayden: Doubly Neglected: Women and Religion in the Balkans—The Case of Orthodox Women Monastics by Nada Petković On October 17, 2016, the Franke Institute for the Humanities hosted a lecture on Orthodox Women Monastics in the Balkans delivered by … Continue reading

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To Be Arrested in Russia

To Be Arrested in Russia by Ariella Katz On September 19, a week before school started, I was arrested in Moscow twice. I went to Manezhnaya Square, near the entrance to Red Square with a poster that said in Latin: “Ildar … Continue reading

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Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Pearls of the Czech New Wave by Cheryl Stephenson On April 29, 2016 Slavists and film enthusiasts came together to welcome the legendary Czech film director Ivan Passer for “Pearls of the Czech New Wave,” an evening of conversation and … Continue reading

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Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right

SOYUZ at the University of Chicago By Roy Kimmey and Patrick Lewis The 2016 SOYUZ Symposium took place at the University of Chicago’s Franke Institute on March 11-12.  SOYUZ is the Research Network for Postsocialist Studies of the American Anthropological … Continue reading

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In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941

In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941 by Robert Bird In recent years the University of Chicago has become home to a group of innovative young scholars—both faculty and PhD students—working on issues related to the modern construction … Continue reading

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