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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

Nina Bandelj
Nina Bandelj|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of California, Irvine - 1989: Twenty Years After

Kristen R. Ghodsee
Kristen R. Ghodsee|Abstract

Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, Bowdoin College - Spiritualities and Secularisms in Southeastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

Jakub S. Benes
Jakub S. Benes|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Department of History, University of California, Davis - Clashing Utopias: The Nationalization of Austrian Social Democracy, 1889-1914

Andrew Richard Robarts
Andrew Richard Robarts|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, Georgetown University - A Plague on Both Houses: Population Movements and the Spread of Disease Across the Ottoman-Russian Black Sea Frontier, 1768-1830s

Zachary A. Doleshal|Abstract

Doctoral Student, History, University of Texas at Austin - Buying the Republic: Bat’a, Škoda, and the Meštanský Brewery, 1918-1938

Mihaela Serban
Mihaela Serban|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Institute for Law and Society, New York University - Surviving Property: Property Ideologies and Rights Consciousness in Communist and Post-Communist Romania, 1944-2006

Ian R. MacMillen|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Music, University of Pennsylvania - Croatia and its Intimates: Tamburica Music between Nations and Ethnicities

Lucia A. Seybert
Lucia A. Seybert|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Government, Cornell University - The Trouble with "Returning to Europe:" New EU Members' Reluctant Embrace of Minority Rights and Nuclear Safety

Agnieszka A. Marczyk|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania - Sandcastles and Tragic Insight: Cultural Innovation, National Identity, and Cosmopolitan Aspirations in Interwar Poland

Nicholas Tochka|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Music, State University of New York, Stony Brook - Politics, Power, and "Light Music": The Cultural Production of Albanian Identities, 1962-Present

Rima Praspaliauskiene
Rima Praspaliauskiene|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Anthropology, University of California, Davis - “Thank you, Doctor”: Informed Patients, Healthcare, and Ethics in Post-Socialist Lithuania

Elizabeth Wenger|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, University of California, Berkeley - Matters of State, Matters of Consciousness: Literature Censorship in Poland and the DDR under Stalin

East European Studies Program Heritage Speakers

Kim J. Potowski|Abstract

Associate Professor, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese, University of Illinois at Chicago - Heritage Lithuanian and Polish in Chicago: Digital Oral Corpus and Proficiency Exam Project

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in East European Studies

Mehmet Safa Saracoglu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Writing Refugees into State Discourse: Immigration, Local Populace, and Ottoman Governmentality in Vidin, 1860-1880

Julia Verkholantsev|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania - Blessed Jerome the Glorious Slav: The Story of the Glagolitic Letters, the Roman-Slavonic Rite, and the Origins of the Slavic Idea

East European Studies Program Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study

Andrea F. Bohlman
Andrea F. Bohlman|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Music, Harvard University - Polish

Kimberly S. Kalaja|Abstract

Professor, Expository Writing, New York University - Albanian

Tyler James Callaway|Abstract

Graduate Student, History, Central European University - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Arnaud Kurze
Arnaud Kurze|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Public and International Affairs, George Mason University - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Michael R. Cude|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, University of Colorado Boulder - Slovak

David C. McVey|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Slavic and East European Languages and Literature, The Ohio State University - Estonian

Shirley J. Gedeon|Abstract

Associate Professor, Economic, University of Vermont - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Benjamin Eugene White|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology, University of Chicago - Albanian

Melissa Hibbard|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, Michigan State University - Polish

East European Studies Program Travel Grants

Sarah A. Cramsey
Sarah A. Cramsey|Abstract

Graduate Student, History, University of California, Berkeley - Saying Kaddish in Czechoslovakia: Memorialization and the Work of Hana Volavkova

Lisa Peschel
Lisa Peschel|Abstract

Graduate Student, Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Memory as Evidence: Survivor Testimony from the Terezin/Theresienstadt Ghetto

Elza N. Ibroscheva|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - The Unbearable Lightness of Advertising: Culture, Media, and the Rise of Advertising in Bulgaria

Janet P. Stamatel|Abstract

Assistant Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University of Albany, State University of New York - Regime Change and Property Crime Variation in Post-Commnist Eastern Europe

Katalin Medvedev|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, University of Georgia - Cold War Fashion Conflict and Resistance in Hungary in the 1950's

Nathaniel D. Wood
Nathaniel D. Wood|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Kansas - Sex Scandals, Sexual Violence, and the Word on the Street: The Kolasowna Lustmord in Cracow's Popular Press, 1905-06

Paul Richard Milliman
Paul Richard Milliman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Arizona - Neither in Nor of the Kingdom of Poland: The Fourteenth-Century Trials between Poland and the Teutonic Knights and the Actualization of the Teutonic Ordensstaat