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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.

Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

Jelena Batinic|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Stanford University - Gender, Revolution, and War: The Mobilization of Women in the Yugoslav Partisan Resistance in World War II

Azra Hromadzic|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania - Emerging Citizens: Youth, Education, and Reconciliation in Post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina

Nikolina Dobreva|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst - The Curse of the Traveling Dancer: Romani Representation from Nineteenth-Century European Literature to Hollywood Film and Beyond

Peter Andrew Locke
Peter Andrew Locke|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology, Princeton University - City of Survivors: Trauma, Hope, and Social Recovery in Sarajevo

Emanuela Grama
Emanuela Grama|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, The Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - The Politics of Heritage Revival in Contemporary Romania

Elton Skendaj
Elton Skendaj|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Government, Cornell University - What Works? How International Actors Build State Institutions

Stefka D. Hadjiandonova|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Northwestern University - The Bulgarian Muslims in Politics and Civil Society, 1919-1944

Laurel Seely Voloder
Laurel Seely Voloder|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz - Discourses of Bosnian Identity and the Transition to Post-Socialism

Edin Hajdarpasic
Edin Hajdarpasic|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Whose Bosnia? Nationalism, Imperial Reform, and Popular Politics in Late Ottoman Balkans, 1800-1878

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in East European Studies

Thomas Cooper|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Comparative Literature, Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Studies, Hungary - Rediscovering Multinational Central Europe: the Transnational Literature of Transylvania and Banat

Emily Greble
Emily Greble|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affair, Harvard University - A City Apart: Sarajevo in the Second World War

Theodora Dragostinova
Theodora Dragostinova|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, The Ohio State University - Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-1949

East European Studies Program Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study

Lori E. Amy
Lori E. Amy|Abstract

Associate Professor, Writing and Linguistics, Georgia Southern University - Albanian

Sofia Kalo|Abstract

Graduate Student, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Serbian

Megan Bodane
Megan Bodane|Abstract

Graduate Student, Political Science, University of California, Irvine - Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

Hope Marie Lozano-Bielat|Abstract

Graduate Student, Political Science, Boston University - Bulgarian

Robert E. Denis|Abstract

Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles - Serbian

Christopher Snively|Abstract

Graduate Student, History, Purdue University - Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

Andrew Stefan Dombrowski|Abstract

Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago - Albanian

Benjamin Eugene White|Abstract

Graduate Student, Socio-cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago - Albanian

Megan Maguire Gilmore|Abstract

Graduate Student, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park - Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian

Danica J. Willis
Danica J. Willis|Abstract

Graduate Student, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Serbian/Montenegrin

East European Studies Program Travel Grants

Johanna Bockman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Sociology, George Mason University - Yugoslavia and the Global Worker Self-Management Network

Tatiana N. Nikolova-Houston|Abstract

Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin - Marginalia and Colophons in Bulgarian Manuscripts

Georgeta Stoian Connor
Georgeta Stoian Connor|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Geography, University of Georgia - Rural Romania: Between Communist Collectivization and Integration into the European Union

Mariana Spatareanu
Mariana Spatareanu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Economics, Rutgers University-Newark - Liquidity Constraints and Linkages with Multinationals: Evidence from Southeast Europe