Tag Archives: Russia

Revolution Every Day

by Robert Bird, University of Chicago; Christina Kiaer, Northwestern University; and William Nickell, University of Chicago This essay was originally published in the October 2017 edition of the NewsNet, ASEEES’ newsletter, which carries news of the profession and the association and is … Continue reading

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Interview with Andrei Soldatov

Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and editor of Agentura.ru, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. He has covered security services and terrorism issues since 1999. With Irina Borogan he is co-author of The New Nobility: … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe”

by Zoe Berman Over the last several years, the entanglement of gender, nation, and secularism has become sharply visible in Europe. From the 2010 “Cologne Attacks,” in Germany, when roving bands of young men (many who were said to be either foreign nationals … 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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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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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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Documentary and Ideology: Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Who is Svetlana Alexievich? by Zachary Murphy King On January 19, 2016, the Center for East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies hosted a roundtable discussion on Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature. Specialists in Russian studies from … Continue reading

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“Russia on the Brink?”: A Panel Discussion

“Russia on the Brink?”: A Panel Discussion by Zachary Murphy King On 5 October 2015 the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies kicked off the 2015-2016 academic year with a panel discussion “Russia on the Brink? (Europe on Alert)” at … Continue reading

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