Ana Berdinskikh received the Dorris Hastings International Distinguished Engagement Award to study BCS at the 2016 Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University.
Carlotta Chenoweth spent the summer of 2016 conducting research in Moscow and St. Petersburg for her dissertation, “The Illiterate Text: Soviet Literature and the Aesthetics of Literacy, 1918-1928,” thanks to a Russian Studies Grant. In Fall 2016, she is a Digital Humanities Fellow for the course “Avant-Gardes and Émigrés: Digital Humanities Lab.” She was a Nina Berberova Fellow in 2015-2016.
Anastasia Kostina’s translation of the selected writings of Esfir Shub, the first Soviet woman filmmaker, was published in the Summer 2016 issue of Feminist Media Histories, a special issue on Found Footage: Women Without a Movie Camera.
Isabel Lane recently attended “The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP)’s 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp,” sponsored by the Wilson Center.
Jacob Lassin was a 2015-2016 Ronald Muirhead Byrnes Fellow. His article “The Digital City in Post-Soviet Identity Formation: The Case of OurBaku.com” was published in Digital Icons 13 (Spring 2015). He also recently completed the Mellon Foundation Graduate Concentration in the Digital Humanities.
Mina Magda received an ADSEEES Travel Grant to attend the 2016 national ASEEES Convention in Washington, D.C.
Ingrid Nordgaard was an Arnold Fellow in 2015-2016. She recently published “We have been traveling for weeks now” in Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine, and has a forthcoming publication in September 2016, “Documenting/Performing the Wounded Body: Pain and Agency in Works by Boris Mikhailov and Petr Pavlensky” in Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture.
Viktoria Paranyuk was awarded the Russian Studies Program Dissertation Grant for the summer of 2016.
Svetlana Tcareva successfully completed an internship at the State Literary Museum in Moscow in July 2016.