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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

Patrice C. McMahon
Patrice C. McMahon|Abstract

Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Conference: "Building Coalitions to Build States: The Lessons of the Balkans"

Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

Madigan Andrea Fichter|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, New York University - Cultures of Dissent: Hippies, Leftists, and Nationalists in Romania and Yugoslavia, 1965-1975

Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History Department, Stanford University - Between Tito and Stalin: Albanian Communists and the Assertion of National Sovereignty, 1944-1948

Jack J. Hutchens|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - From Iwaszkiewicz to Witkowski: Transgressing Nation and Gender in Twentieth-Century Polish Fiction

Mira Rosenthal
Mira Rosenthal|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington - Translation and Its Double Vision: The Poetry Translations of Czeslaw Milosz

Jennifer L. Marlow
Jennifer L. Marlow|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Department of History, Michigan State University - Nannies and Housemaids: Female Aid and the Family in Nazi Occupied Poland

Michael Benjamin Thorne|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Indiana University Bloomington - The Anxiety of Proximity: The “Gypsy Question” in Romanian Society, 1934-1944 and Beyond

Katharina Matro
Katharina Matro|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History Department, Stanford University - From Prussian Estate to Polish Farm: The Transformation of Rural Communities in Poland’s New Western Territories, 1944-1956

Alexandra Rohde Tipei
Alexandra Rohde Tipei|Abstract

Doctoral Student, History, Indiana University Bloomington - For Your Civilization and Ours: Greece, Romania, Poland, and the Making of French Universalism

East European Studies Program Heritage Speakers

Danko Sipka
Danko Sipka|Abstract

Professor, International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Heritage Speakers in Four Major US Metropolitan Areas: Resources for the Attainment of Full Professional Linguistic Proficiency

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in East European Studies

Edin Hajdarpasic
Edin Hajdarpasic|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Loyola University Chicago - Whose Bosnia?: Political Activism, Imagination, and Nation-Formation in the Ottoman and Habsburg Balkans, 1840-1914

Thomas Ort
Thomas Ort|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, North Carolina State University - Men without Qualities: Karel Capek and His Generation, 1911-1938

Michael Liddon Meng
Michael Liddon Meng|Abstract

Visiting Assistant Professor, History, Davidson College - Shattered Spaces: Encountering Jewish Sites in Postwar Germany and Poland

East European Studies Program Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study

James E. Brown|Abstract

Graduate Student, , Heilongjiang University - Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian

Sara H. Nelson|Abstract

Graduate Student, Geography, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Bulgarian

Irina Denischenko
Irina Denischenko|Abstract

Graduate Student, Comparative Literature, Columbia University - Hungarian

Robin E. Smith
Robin E. Smith|Abstract

, , National Peace Corps Association - Elementary Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian

Christopher Gunn|Abstract

Graduate Student, History, Florida State University - Advanced Hungarian

Kelly M. St. Pierre
Kelly M. St. Pierre|Abstract

Graduate Student, Music, Case Western Reserve University - Czech

Dana Johnson
Dana Johnson|Abstract

Graduate Student, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Mary N. Taylor
Mary N. Taylor|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Place, Culture and Politics, City University of New York, Hunter College - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Kristine E. Kotecki
Kristine E. Kotecki|Abstract

Graduate Student, English, University of Texas at Austin - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Samuel L. Whitt|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Political Science, Mount Mercy College - Elementary Albanian

Lisa M. Le Fevre
Lisa M. Le Fevre|Abstract

Graduate Student, International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University - Elementary Bulgarian

Melissa J. Witcombe|Abstract

Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University Bloomington - Advanced Serbian

Avram J. Lyon|Abstract

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

Sarah E. Zarrow
Sarah E. Zarrow|Abstract

Graduate Student, Hebrew & Judaic Studies, History, New York University - Polish

Rebecca Anne McFadden
Rebecca Anne McFadden|Abstract

Graduate Student, Drama, University of London - Czech

East European Studies Program Travel Grants

Georgeta Stoian Connor
Georgeta Stoian Connor|Abstract

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

Alice Lovejoy
Alice Lovejoy|Abstract

Postdoctoral Fellow, Film and Media Studies, Colgate University - Establishing Shots: Czechoslovak Army Film, 1951-1956

Andrew Stefan Dombrowski|Abstract

Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Linguistics, University of Chicago - Baltic Influence on Slavic Spread: The Case of North Russian

Maria Rethelyi
Maria Rethelyi|Abstract

Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, St. Lawrence University - Imagined Histories, Invented Identities

Abby L. Drwecki|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington - Body Projects and Women's Empowerment in Poland: The Intersections of Post-Socialism and Individuation

Lauren Rhodes
Lauren Rhodes|Abstract

PhD Candidate, Anthropology, University of Washington - A Private Performance Turned Public: An Ethnography of Black Bodies in Latvia