2012 Fellows

With funding from the Department of State Title VIII Program, the SSRC Eurasia Program is pleased to offer multiple fellowship opportunities for Eurasian studies scholars. Our 2012-2013 cohort is made up of 20 fellows: 6 Pre-Dissertation, 10 Dissertation Development, and 4 Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. These fellows cover the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology.

The SSRC has provided support to almost 400 scholars since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 with support from the US Department of State’s Title VIII program. On this page you can find more information about this year’s fellows. You can also access detailed information on the 2010 SSRC Eurasia Fellows, detailed alumni profiles, and a searchable database of SSRC Eurasia Program Alumni.


Pre-Dissertation Fellows

February 5, 2013
By

Brinton Ahlin

Discipline: Anthropology

University: New York University

Project: Impact of Hospitality on Post-Soviet Economic and Political Formations in Tajikistan

Location of Research: Tajikistan

February 5, 2013
By

Julian Gantt

Discipline: Anthropology

University: City University of New York Graduate Center

Project: Islamic Pious Endowments in Azerbaijan: A Case Study in the Transformation of Property Relations and Ethical Communities

Location of Research: Azerbaijan

February 5, 2013
By

Irina Levin

Discipline: Anthropology

University: New York University

Project: The Long Journey Home: Citizenship, Property, and Legal Culture in the Caucasus

Location of Research: Georgia

February 5, 2013
By

Hannah Reiss

Discipline: Anthropology

University: University of California - Los Angeles

Project: Social Contexts of Treatment and Care: Tuberculosis in New Tajikistan

Location of Research: Tajikistan

February 5, 2013
By

Igor Rubinov

Discipline: Anthropology

University: Princeton University

Project: Post-Soviet Migration: Remaking National Identities, Financing National Economies

Location of Research: Tajikistan

February 5, 2013
By

David Szakonyi

Discipline: Political Science

University: Columbia University

Project: Owning Up: State Interventions in the Economies of Post-Soviet Autocracies

Location of Research: Russia and Kazakhstan

Dissertation Development Fellows

February 6, 2013
By

Tatiana Chudakova

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Chicago

Dissertation: Recovering Health: Tibetan Medicine and Biomcosmopolitics in Russia

February 6, 2013
By

Krista Goff

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Michigan

Dissertation: What Makes a People? Soviet Minority Politics and Communities after World War Two

February 6, 2013
By

Masha Kirasirova

University at Time of Fellowship: New York University

Dissertation: The Eastern International: Soviet-Arab Exchanges from the Interwar Period to the Cold War

February 6, 2013
By

Nicole Butkovich Kraus

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dissertation: Constructing Xenophobia: Geography, Gender, and Generation of Nation in the Russian Federation

February 6, 2013
By

Anna Lowry

University at Time of Fellowship: Indiana University

Dissertation: Between Developmentalism and Patrimonialism: Exploring the Causes of Nationalization in Russia

February 6, 2013
By

Hassan Malik

University at Time of Fellowship: Harvard University

Dissertation: Bankers and Bolsheviks: International Finance and the Russian Revolution, 1892-1922

February 7, 2013
By

Anne O'Donnell

University at Time of Fellowship: Princeton University

Dissertation: A Noah's Ark: Moving to Moscow, Material Life, and Information in Revolutionary Russia, 1916-1924

February 7, 2013
By

Alina Polyakova

University at Time of Fellowship: University of California - Berkeley

Dissertation: Organizing Radicalism in Civil Society: Why Radical Right Parties Succeed or Fail in Post-Communist New Democracies

February 7, 2013
By

Benjamin Raiklin

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Wisconson - Madison

Dissertation: Towards a ‘Cult” of the World War II Newsreel, Documentary, and Cameraman: The Development and Meaning(s) of Stalinist Documentary Filmmaking Practices

February 7, 2013
By

Magdalena Stawkowski

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Colorado - Boulder

Dissertation: Radioactive Knowledge: State Control of Scientific Information in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

February 7, 2013
By

Ina Ganguli

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Stockholm Institute of Economics

Project: Science and Innovation Across Borders: Consequences of the Russian Brain Drain

Research Location:

February 7, 2013
By

Ora John Reuter

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Project: Elite Mobility and Authoritarian Institutions in Post-Soviet Russia

Research Location:

February 7, 2013
By

Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock

Current Position: Assistant Professor of History, Wesleyan University

Project: A Sacred Space is Never Empty: Scientific Atheism, Socialist Rituals, and the Soviet Way of Life (1954-1991)

Research Location:

February 7, 2013
By

Mustafa Tuna

Current Position: Assistant Professor of History, Duke University

Project: Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Islam, Empire, and European Modernity in the Volga-Ural Heartland

Research Location: