Congratulations to Scarlet Marquette, who received her PhD from the Slavic Department in 2013, on her new position as Director, Strategic Relations at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank. We wish her well in this move to a whole new academic and business environment, and look forward to learning from her experiences in academic and entrepreneurial leadership.
Oxford University Press has published a new History of Russian Literature, written by Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler. For an interview about the book, see http://gefter.ru/archive/24939.
We would like to extend hearty congratualtions to Oleh Kotsyuba (PhD '15), who has accepted an offer from the Ukrainian Research Institute to become their new Manager of Publications. He manages the Institute’s publications program, including the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies and their various monograph series. We are very happy to hear of your accomplishments!
"This article, on the restaurant reviews by the Czech poet Petr Král in the early 1990s, came from a long and enjoyable process of research, writing and revision. This publication would not have been possible without the help of my colleagues in the Slavic Department. Thanks to Veronika Tuckerova for introducing me to Král's work as a poet, memoirist and food writer, to everyone who gave feedback during a GSAS Lunchtime Workshop, and to our far-flung correspondent Alex Tullock who provided some of the illustrations."
Ania Aizman has won the 2017 Graduate Essay competition in the Association for Women in Slavic Studies for her essay, “The Considerable Anarchism of the Present Moment: Post-Soviet Russian Philosophy in Search of a New (Old?) Avant-Garde.” The award will be presented at the ASEEES meeting in Chicago in November. Ania has just received her PhD in Comparative Literature at Harvard, and is a postdoctoral fellow at the Davis Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies this year. Congratulations!