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 7, 2013
By

Mustafa Tuna

Discipline: History

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

Location of Research: Russia

February 7, 2013
By

Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock

Discipline: History

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

Location of Research: Russia

February 7, 2013
By

Ora John Reuter

Discipline: Political Science

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

Location of Research: Russia

February 7, 2013
By

Ina Ganguli

Discipline: Economics

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

Location of Research: Russia

February 7, 2013
By

Magdalena Stawkowski

Discipline: Anthropology

University: University of Colorado - Boulder

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

Location of Research: Kazakhstan

February 7, 2013
By

Benjamin Raiklin

Discipline: History

University: University of Wisconson - Madison

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

Location of Research: Russia and Ukraine

February 7, 2013
By

Alina Polyakova

Discipline: Sociology

University: University of California - Berkeley

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

Location of Research: Central Eastern Europe, Ukraine

February 7, 2013
By

Anne O'Donnell

Discipline: History

University: Princeton University

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

Location of Research: Russia

February 6, 2013
By

Hassan Malik

Discipline: History

University: Harvard University

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

Location of Research: Russia

February 6, 2013
By

Anna Lowry

Discipline: Political Science

University: Indiana University

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

Location of Research: Russia

Dissertation Development Fellows

February 7, 2013
By

Mustafa Tuna

Current Position: Assistant Professor of History, Duke University

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

February 7, 2013
By

Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock

Current Position: Assistant Professor of History, Wesleyan University

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

February 7, 2013
By

Ora John Reuter

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

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

February 7, 2013
By

Ina Ganguli

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 6, 2013
By

Anna Lowry

University at Time of Fellowship: Indiana University

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

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

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:

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

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

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

Magdalena Stawkowski

University: University of Colorado - Boulder

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

Research Location:

February 7, 2013
By

Benjamin Raiklin

University: University of Wisconson - Madison

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

Research Location:

February 7, 2013
By

Alina Polyakova

University: University of California - Berkeley

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

Research Location:

February 7, 2013
By

Anne O'Donnell

University: Princeton University

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

Research Location:

February 6, 2013
By

Hassan Malik

University: Harvard University

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

Research Location:

February 6, 2013
By

Anna Lowry

University: Indiana University

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

Research Location: