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Alumna Scarlet Marquette (PhD '13) Accepts Director Position at Singularity University

August 3, 2018
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.

Congratulations to Slavic Department Fellowship and Award winners this year!

May 24, 2018

 

Setchkarev Prizes

Graduate Essay Prize

Julian Pokay

Essay title: “The Holy Fool as The Other: Appearance, Disappearance, Return”

 

Bayara Aroutunova Prize

Emily Kanner

Essay title: “Poetics of the Flesh in Simeon Polotsky’s Vertograd Mnogosvetnyi”

Note: This is a new prize inaugurated by the Setchkarev Prize committee in AY 2017-18 in honor of...

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Oleh Kotsyuba (PhD '15) takes over as Manager of Publications at HURI

March 6, 2018

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!

 

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Alumna Emily Van Buskirk Wins AATSEEL Prize for Best Book in Literary Criticism

February 13, 2018

Congratualians to our alumna Emily Van Buskirk, Associate Professor of Russian at Rutgers University, on winning the AATSEEL Prize for Best Book in Literary Criticism.

 

 

BEST BOOK IN LITERARY CRITICISM

Emily Van Buskirk, Lydia Ginzburg’s Prose: Reality in Search of Literature.

Lydia Ginzburg's Prose: Reality in Search of Literature (Princeton UP, 2016) by Emily Van Buskirk is a remarkable book, both for the depth of its insights into the writing of one of the...

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Graduate student Abigail Weil: "To Revive Delight: A Poet’s Restaurant Reviews in Early 1990s Prague" (Gastronomica)

January 11, 2018

From our graduate student, Abigail Weil:

"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."

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Ania Aizman wins Association for Women in Slavic Studies Essay Competition

November 6, 2017
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!