News & Events Archive

Student fellow presents at University of Pittsburgh Symposium

March 31, 2023

Think Tank undergraduate fellow Ollie Mason (Howard University) presented at the annual University of Pittsburgh European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 31. Ollie's presentation was related to the research they did during the Think Tank and was titled "The Misrepresentation of Makar (other Gamefowl and Aliens)."

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2022 Think Tank Application Information Session

April 6, 2022

Prospective student applicants are invited to meet with Dr. Colleen Lucey on Wednesday, April 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm to ask any questions they have about the Think Tank application and our upcoming Think Tank cycle. Remember, the deadline for the Think Tank is April 10! To register for the information session, click on the "See Article" link below!

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Think Tank Undergraduate Fellows Present at Research Symposium

April 12, 2022

Think Thank alumni Nick Khimerik (Brooklyn College) and Mario Sanchez Isabas (Washington & Jefferson College) will present at the annual U Pitt European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium, which runs from April 11-14, 2022. Both student scholars will focus on music and its socio-political impact. Khimerik’s presentation is titled “Soviet Homemade Jams” and Sanchez Isabas will speak to “The Influence of Richard Wagner Through Operas.”

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Think Tank Members Present at the 2022 SCSS Conference

February 25, 2022

Think Thank alumni Ollie Mason (Howard University) and De’Vonte Tinsley (Virginia Tech) participated in the roundtable “Undergrad Perspectives on Slavic Studies” at the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies meeting in Richmond, Virginia. During the Think Tank, Mason and their team worked with mentors Drs. Yvonne Howell (U of Richmond) and MIchael Kunichika (Amherst College) on Alexander Kazantsev’s short story “Explosion,” and Tinsley worked with mentors Drs. Aaron Retish (Wayne State U) and Anika Walke (Washington U), researching peasant rebellion and narratives of resistance. Think Tank organizers Drs. Sunnie Rucker-Chang (U Cincinnati), Kelly Knickmeier Cummings (Howard U), and Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz (Howard U), as well as Howell, also presented on less-commonly taught perspectives in REEES. Thank you to the conference coordinators who made the event so memorable!

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Think Tank Organizers and Mentors Speak at Kennan Institute Event

February 17, 2022

Think tank organizer Dr. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, mentors Dr. Louis Porter and Kimberly St. Julian Varnon, and Alexa Kurmanova discussed "their personal experiences navigating professional and academic institutions in Russian studies" and researching marginalized communities in the Kennan Institute panel, “Missed Histories: Overlooked Stories in Russian Studies from the Overlooked,” on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 1 pm ET.‍

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Slavic & East European Journal Publishes Symposium on Equity

February 28, 2021

The Winter Issue of SEEJ featured the symposium "Working Toward Equity in Slavic Studies," including articles from think tank organizers Drs. Colleen Lucey, Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, and Sunnie Rucker-Chang, as well as from think tank faculty mentors Dr. Thomas Jesús Garza, Emily Wang, and Rachel Stauffer.

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Slavic Review Features Critical Discussion Forum on Race and Bias

September 10, 2021

Think Tank organizers Drs. Kelly Knickmeier Cummings, Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, and Sunnie Rucker-Chang, as well as program mentors Drs. Joy Gleason Carew, Emily Wang, and Louis Porter, published articles in this essential forum on race and bias in Slavic Review.

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NewsNet March 2021 Article

March 30, 2021

Think Tank organizers Drs. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz, Colleen Lucey, Krista Goff, and Kelly Knickmeier Cummings published "Building a Network of Support for Undergraduate Students of Color Interested in REEES."

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