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Program in East Europe Studies Fellows and Grantees


The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of competitions in the Program in East Europe Studies, which provides fellowships and grants to scholars pursuing research in the social sciences and the humanities pertaining to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Language-Training Grants were also made to three institutions for language-training programs in summer 2008 and to one institution for advanced-mastery language training in summers 2007 and 2008.

This program has been supported until 2012 by funding administered by the U.S. Department of State under the Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983, Title VIII.

Read more about these fellowship programs.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

East European Studies Program Conference Grants

Snjezana Buzov|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University - Conference "Conversion to Islam and Islamization in the Early Ottoman Balkans"

Kazimierz M. Slomczynski|Abstract

Professor, Sociology, The Ohio State University - Conference "Sociological Surveys of Public Opinion in Southeast Europe: Cross-National Comparative Studies"

Victor A. Friedman
Victor A. Friedman|Abstract

Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago - Conference "Critical Spaces of Hope: Locating Postsocialism and the Future in post-Yugoslav Anthropology"

Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

Katherine Ann Carl|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Art, State University of New York, Stony Brook - Relay in Experimental Art Practice in 1960s and 1970s Yugoslavia

Kate Meehan Pedrotty|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Marketing the Socialist Country: Tourism and Yugoslav Identity, 1950-1991

Robert Chris Davis
Robert Chris Davis|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Modern History, University of Oxford - Narrating the Past: Constructing a National History of the Romanian Csangos

Besnik Pula|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Harnessing Tradition: Customary Law and State-Formation in Albania, 1919-1945

Anthony Glocke|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, , University of Maryland, College Park - Jointly Administering the Balkans: Habsburg Local Government and Ethnic Politics in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia, 1878-1914

Emilia A. Zankina
Emilia A. Zankina|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Schl. of Public & Int'l Affairs, University of Pittsburgh - Transformation of the Bulgarian Political Elite in the Period of Transition (1988-1995); Challenges, Strategies, and Fate of the Communist Elite

Stefka D. Hadjiandonova|Abstract

Doctoral Student, History, Northwestern University - Bulgaria's Ethnic Turks in Politics and Civil Society, 1923-1944

East European Studies Program Heritage Speakers

Elena Petroska|Abstract

Visiting Professor, Slavic Languages and Literature, Indiana University Bloomington - Heritage Speakers of Macedonian

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in East European Studies

Stephen F. Crowley|Abstract

Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Oberlin College - East European Labor, Varieties of Capitalism, and the Future of the European Social Model

Mary Catherine Neuburger|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Texas at Austin - The Smell of Smoke and Roses: Inhaling Modernity in Bulgaria, 1878-1989

Vasiliki Neofotistos|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Buffalo, State University of New York - Collective Memory and Reconciliation in the Republic of Macedonia

Andrea Sterk|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Florida - Christianizing Southeastern Europe

East European Studies Program Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study

Samuel D. Albert|Abstract

, , - Intermediate Romanian

Jennifer M. Katanic|Abstract

, Art History, - Intermediate Serbian

Justin Allen Blair|Abstract

, Russian and East-European Institute, - Elementary Romanian

Ian R. MacMillen|Abstract

, Music, - Elementary Serbo-Croatian

Rebecca J. Cruise|Abstract

, Political Science, - Elementary Romanian

Mentor Mustafa|Abstract

, Anthropology, - Advanced Albanian

Shirley J. Gedeon|Abstract

, Economics, - Intermediate Bosnian

Charles D. Sabatos|Abstract

, Dept. or German and Russian, - Elementary Bulgarian

Michael J. Halliday|Abstract

, History, - Intermediate Croatian

Zachary Drew Scott|Abstract

, Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, - Advanced Romanian

Nicholas C. Hersh|Abstract

, Anthropology, - Elementary Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

Danica J. Willis
Danica J. Willis|Abstract

, Anthropology, - Elementary Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

Teresa M. Janevic|Abstract

, Mailman School of Public Health, - Advance Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

East European Studies Program Travel Grants

Michael Leslie Galaty|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Millsaps College - Cultural resource management in Southeast Europe: The example of Albania

Kiril P. Petkov|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-River Falls - Conversion and resistance: Performance in the 16th and 17th Century Bulgarian lives of "New Saints"

Sofia Kalo|Abstract

Graduate Student, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Visions in flux: Visual art in post-socialist Albania

James E. Waller|Abstract

Professor, Psychology, Whitworth University - Becoming evil: Perpetrators of ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia

George Mitrevski|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Russian/Slavic Studies, Auburn University - On the classification of Macedonian proverbs in an electronic database

Andria K. Wisler|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University - The philosophical foundations of peace education in Post-Yugoslav higher education