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Previously Funded Projects in Russia

Kevin Gledhill
Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University
Final Report: Caspian Connections: International Trade, Local Autonomy, and Imperial Expansion in the southern Caspian, 1732 – 1828

Samuel Casper
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Final Report: The Bolshevik Afterlife: Rehabilitation in the Post-Stalin Soviet Union, 1953-1970

Ian Lowrie
Ph.D. Candidate, Rice University
Final Report:Building an Information Economy: Work and Education in the Russian Data Sciences

Regina Kazyulina
Ph.D. Candidate, Northeastern University
Final Report: Reflections of War: Diaries from the German-Occupied Territories of the Soviet Union, 1941-1944

Kathleen Tahk
Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University
Final Report: A Revolution Beyond Borders: The Soviet Art of the Latvian Riflemen

Jennifer Zale
Ph.D. Candidate, Indiana University Bloomington
Final Report: The Ban of the Imperial Theatres: Dance and Film in Prerevolutionary Russia

Diana Dukhanova
Ph.D. Candidate, Brown University
Final Report: Sexuality, Orthodoxy, and "Russianness": A Comparative Historical Study of Matrimonial Rhetoric in the Russian Orthodox Church

Katie Stewart
Graduate Student, Indiana University
Final Report: Contentious Conceptions of We the People: An Analysis of Nation-building Strategies and Outcomes in Tatarstan

Dr. Aaron Hale-Dorrell
Lecturer, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Final Report: Khrushchev, Corn, and the Soviet Origins of Russia's Industrial-Agricultural Complex

Gary Guadagnolo
Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Final Report: Creating a Tatar Capital: National, Cultural, and Linguistic Space in Kazan, 1920-1941

Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe
Associate Professor of Russian, Miami University
Final Report: Secular Victims, Religious Aggressors, Mystical Holy Men: Muslim, Islam, and Contemporary Russian Prose

Dr. Lenore Grenoble
John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
Final Report: Contact-induced Change and Attrition: Assessing the Impact of Russian

Hannah Chapman
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Final Report: From Apathy to Activism: The Unintendent Consequences of State-Sponsored Youth Mobilization

Brian Carlson
Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Final Report: Finding the Right Balance: Russia-China Relations in the Age of U.S. Primacy

Amanda Bellows
Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Final Report: Serfs and Slaves in the Post-Emancipation Imagination (1861 - 1915)

Stephen Riegg
Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Final Report: Claiming the Caucasus: The Evolution of Russian Imperialism in Armenia, 1801 - 1894

Gary Guadagnolo
Ph.D. Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Final Report: Creating a Tatar Capital: National, Cultural, and Linguistic Space in Kazan, 1920 - 1941

Gregory Afinogenov
Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Final Report: Secret Missions: Russian Intelligence, the Jesuits, and the Qing, 1675-1828

Elizabeth Bospflug
Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University
Final Report: Revolution in the Turkic World: A History of Tatar Nationalism across Eurasia, 1917-1953

Katherine L. Younger
Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University
Final Report: The Greek Catholic Church in Its International Context, 1839-1882

Dr. Louise McReynolds
Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Final Report: Excavating Empire: Archeology and the "All-Russian Idea", 1846-1914

Maria Sidorkina
Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University
Final Report: Social Media and Political Engagement in Postsocialist Russia

Jessica Werneke
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas - Austin
Final Report: The Boundaries of Art: Soviet Photography from 1956 to 1979

Steven Barnes
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies, George Mason University
Final Report:The Wives' Gulag: The Akmolinsk Camp for Wives of Traitors of the Motherland

Jessica Mason
Ph.D. Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Final Report: Schisms and solidarities: Feminism, LGBT rights, and activism in the Putin generation

Michelle Reeves
Ph.D. Student, University of Texas-Austin
Final Report: The Evolution of Soviet Perceptions of Latin America during the Cold War

Gary Guadagnolo
Ph.D. Student, University of North Carolina
Final Report: Socialist in Form, National in Content: Islam, Anti-Colonialism, and the Tatar Communist Party Organization, 1920 – 1940

Elise Thorsen
Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
Final Report: Producing the Contours of Political Space: Russian Civic Poetry and Borders in the Interwar Soviet Union

Samuel Hirst
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Final Report: Allied against the West: Anti-Imperialism and Anti-Capitalism in Russia and Turkey, 1917 - 1937

Lara Weibgen
Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University
Final Report:The Aesthetics Of Mereness: Moscow Conceptualism 1975–1989

Robert O. Beahrs
Doctoral Candidate, University of California - Berkeley
Final Report: Voices on the Russian Periphery: Cultural Revival, Festival Circuits, and the Political Imagination of “Eurasia”

Natalie Belsky
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago
Final Report: Journey to Survival in the East: Soviet Jewish Life in Evacuation during the Second World War

Dr. Laurie Stoff
Assistant Professor of History, Louisiana Tech University
Final Report: The Red Cross under The Golden Eagle: A Case Study in Women’s Wartime Nursing and Civil-Governmental Conflict in Russia During the First World War

Jipar Duishembieva
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington
Final Report:Central Asian Students in the Medreses of the Russian Empire (late Nineteenth- and Early; Twentieth Century

Sergei Antonov
Pre-doctoral Candidate, Columbia University
Final Report: Civil Law and the Culture of Debt in Moscow Province During Great Reforms, 1850-1870

Robert Duncan
Pre-doctoral Candidate, University of Washington, Seattle
Final Report: Stemming the Demographic Crisis: Alcohol Abuse and Public Health in Belgorod, Russia

Joanna Matuszak
Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, Indiana University - Bloomington
Final Report: Performance Art in the Period of Democratic Changes in the 1990s in Russia

Ora John Reuter
Pre-doctoral Candidate, Emory University
Final Report: The Origins of Dominant Parties: Commitment Problems and the Rise of United Russia

Natalia Roudakova
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego
Final Report: Journalism and the Public in Illiberal Russia

Caress Schenk
Pre-doctoral Candidate, Miami University
Final Report: Gastarbeiter Ghettos: Migrant Housing in Russia

Auri Berg
University of Toronto
Final Report: Nikita Khrushchev and the Fate of the Russian Peasantry

Andrea C. Mazzarino
Brown University
Final Report: Reproductive trajectories of professional women in St. Petersburg, Russia

Yulia Uryadova
University of Arkansas
Final Report: At the Crossroads of Revolution: The Fergana Valley and the Russian and Iranian Constitutional Revolutions, 1900-1914