2013 Fellows

With funding from the Department of State Title VIII Program, the SSRC Eurasia Program is pleased to offer fellowship opportunities for graduate students in Eurasian studies whose work displays both high quality scholarship and policy relevance. In 2013 we provided Pre-Dissertation Awards for preliminary fieldwork to six scholars, from the fields of history, political science, and sociology. The Pre-Dissertation Fellows will travel to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine. Ten fellows were selected to receive Dissertation Development Awards for dissertation write-up in 2013-2014. This year’s fellows represent six disciplines and have varied thematic and regional interests, from Prehistoric Kazakhstan to present-day Moscow.

The SSRC has provided  support to almost 400 scholars since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. With support from the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII program, the Eurasia Program has additionally offered teaching development fellowships and post-doctoral fellowships.


Pre-Dissertation Fellows

June 20, 2013
By

Nadina Anderson

Discipline: Sociology

University: University of Arizona

Project: Trust and Civil Society in Ukraine: Discovering Migration Mechanisms

Location of Research: Ukraine

June 21, 2013
By

Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal

Discipline: Political Science

University: Yale University

Project: Political Economy of Development in Low-Sovereignty Central Asian States

Location of Research: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

June 21, 2013
By

Jeffrey Eden

Discipline: Central Asian History and Islamic Studies

University: Harvard University

Project: Slavery, Islam and Empire in Central Asia

Location of Research: Kazakhstan

June 21, 2013
By

Margaret Hanson

Discipline: Political Science

University: Ohio State University

Project: The Politics of Property in Post-Soviet Russia: Land, Votes, and ... Building Capitalism?

Location of Research: Russia

June 21, 2013
By

Jonathan Sicotte

Discipline: History

University: Georgetown University

Project: Oil and Stability in Revolutionary and Soviet Baku, 1917-1923

Location of Research: Azerbaijan

July 9, 2013
By

Maria Blackwood

Discipline: History

University: Harvard University

Project: Nationality, Authority, and Power in Soviet Kazakhstan

Location of Research: Kazakhstan

Dissertation Development Fellows

July 22, 2013
By

Natalie Belsky

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Chicago

Dissertation: Encounters in the East: Evacuees in the Soviet Hinterland During the Second World War

July 29, 2013
By

Sara Brinegar

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Wisconsin- Madison

Dissertation: Baku at all Costs: The Politics of Oil in the New Soviet State

July 29, 2013
By

Dale Correa

University at Time of Fellowship: New York University

Dissertation: Testifying Beyond Experience: Regionalism, Authority, and Remembered Pasts in the Eurasian Islamic Legal Tradition

July 29, 2013
By

Laura Dean

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Kansas

Dissertation: Beyond the Natasha Effect: Determinants of Human Trafficking Policy Variation in the Post-Soviet Region

July 29, 2013
By

Michelle Maydanchik

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Chicago

Dissertation: Creative Disruption: Performance Art in Post-Soviet Moscow

July 29, 2013
By

Jared McBride

University at Time of Fellowship: University of California- Los Angeles

Dissertation: "A Sea of Blood and Tears": Ethnicity, Identity, and Survival in Nazi Occupied Volhynia, Ukraine 1941-1944

July 29, 2013
By

Kimberly Powers

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Michigan

Dissertation: The Power of State Documents: Bureaucracy and the Transformation of Family and Gender Relations in 19th Century Kazakhstan

July 29, 2013
By

Tekla Schmaus

University at Time of Fellowship: Indiana University at Bloomington

Dissertation: The Environment and Social Change in Prehistoric Central Eurasian Societies

July 29, 2013
By

Meagan Todd

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Colorado-Boulder

Dissertation: Localized Geopolitics of Mosque Construction in Moscow, Russia

July 31, 2013
By

MayaLisa Holzman

University at Time of Fellowship: University of Wisconsin- Madison

Dissertation: The Front Within: The Soviet Partisan Movement, the Komsomol, and the Ideological War on the Eastern Front, 1941-1944