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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

Martin Beck Matuštík
Martin Beck Matuštík|Abstract

Professor, Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, Arizona State University - Post-WALL-memory of Eastern Europe: Ghosts, Afterlife, and Conflicted Legacies in Post-1989 Eastern Europe

Mary C. Neuburger|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Texas at Austin - Commodities and Culture in Eastern Europe 1800-1945

Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies

Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular
Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University - Afterlife of Empire: Ottoman Continuities and Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Habsburg Occupation, 1878-1914

Stela V. Krasteva
Stela V. Krasteva|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles - Evangelical Christianity and Patriarchal Family Practices among Roma in Post-Socialist Bulgaria

Vladislav Beronja
Vladislav Beronja|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - The Poetics of Collective Memory in the Post-Yugoslav Novel

Jared Manasek
Jared Manasek|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, Columbia University - The Uses of Displacement: Populations, Politics, and Refugee Aid in the Balkans, 1875-1878

Travis C. Currit|Abstract

Doctoral Student, History, University of Washington - Taming the Small Fatherland: Urban Space and Local Identity in Lódz, Poland, 1939-2009

Edyta Materka
Edyta Materka|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Geography & Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK - Socialist Labor at the Frontier: Kombinacja, Social Credit, and Other Agricultural Labour Arrangements in Poland's Recovered Territories, 1945-Present

Andrew Kornbluth|Abstract

Doctoral Student, History, University of California, Berkeley - The Social Origins of the Polish Secret Police, 1944-1954

Jacob Bruno Mikanowski
Jacob Bruno Mikanowski|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, University of California, Berkeley - Paper Empire: Publishers, Writers, and Readers in Poland’s “Gentle Revolution,” 1944-1948

Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in East European Studies

Winson W. Chu
Winson W. Chu|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Poles, Germans, and the Making of the “Lodzermensch”

Alice Lovejoy
Alice Lovejoy|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - The Army and the Avant-Garde: Art Cinema in the Czechoslovak Military

East European Studies Program Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study

Matthew Canfield
Matthew Canfield|Abstract

Graduate Student, Law and Society Program, New York University - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Advanced

Alison J. Orton|Abstract

Doctoral Student, History, University of Illinois at Chicago - Czech, Advanced

Rebecca M. Chory
Rebecca M. Chory|Abstract

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, West Virginia University - Hungarian, Elementary

Eric Prendergast
Eric Prendergast|Abstract

Graduate Student, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley - Czech, Advanced

Jessica Lee Herzog|Abstract

Doctoral Student, History, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Hungarian, Advanced

John Luke Ryder
John Luke Ryder|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, McGill University - Czech, Advanced

Maxwell G. Holleran
Maxwell G. Holleran|Abstract

PhD Candidate, Sociology, New York University - Bulgarian, Intermediate

Mary Kate Schneider
Mary Kate Schneider|Abstract

Doctoral Student, Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Elementary

Marc R. Loustau
Marc R. Loustau|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Religion, Harvard University - Romanian, Advanced

Erika Cornelius Smith
Erika Cornelius Smith|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, History, Purdue University - Czech, Elementary

Brandon M. Lussier
Brandon M. Lussier|Abstract

Graduate Student, English, San Diego State University - Estonian, Advanced-Mastery

Jennifer H. Zoble
Jennifer H. Zoble|Abstract

Graduate Student, Nonfiction Writing, Literary Translation, University of Iowa - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Intermediate

Jacqueline Ransome McAllister
Jacqueline Ransome McAllister|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Political Science, Northwestern University - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Intermediate

East European Studies Program Travel Grants

Lori E. Amy
Lori E. Amy|Abstract

Associate Professor, Writing and Linguistics, Georgia Southern University - Re-membering in Transition: Trajectories of Violence, Structures of Denial, and The Struggle for Meaning in Post-Communist Albania

Barbara Rose Lange
Barbara Rose Lange|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Moores School of Music, University of Houston - Half-Roma Paradoxes and the Singing of Ági Szalóki

William deJong-Lambert|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, City University of New York, Bronx Community College - Lysenkoism in Poland: The Evolution of an Idea

Jonathan L. Larson
Jonathan L. Larson|Abstract

Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Iowa - Sentimental Kritika: Hazardous Dialectics and Deictics in Socialist Criticism

Magdalena Gross
Magdalena Gross|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, International Comparative Education and History, Stanford University - Eclipsed Histories: Teaching the Holocaust in Poland

Natan M. Meir
Natan M. Meir|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Judaic Studies Program, Portland State University - The Limits of Family? Destitute and Disabled Jews and the Jewish Family in Eastern Europe

Larisa Kurtovic|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley - I (Too) Wrote The Graffiti: Sincere (Mis)Representation, Governmental Accountability, and Political Efficaciousness of Humor in Contemporary Bosnia-Herzegovina

Zohar E. Weiman-Kelman
Zohar E. Weiman-Kelman|Abstract

Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley - Queer Lines: Retelling the Past of Jewish Women's Poetry in Poland