Research Projects

Black Russians and Race in the Soviet Union (Part I)

Kenneta Cyracus, Christopher Carson, Paul Douillon, Tamia Lyons

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Black Russians and Race in the Soviet Union (Part II)

Rosa Lovo, Brendi Wilmore

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Indigenous Cultural Revitalization in the Sakha Republic

Dana Brouillard, Emily Nunes

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Putin’s Rise to Power: The Political System That Made Him

Marissa Davis, Shawn Tarver

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Reordering the Body Politic: Toyen, Transgender Resistance, and Visual Culture in East-Central Europe

Representation of Different Ethnic Groups in Russian Film

Elly Haljiti, Alondra Obispo

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Restoring the Ice Age in an Attempt to Combat Climate Change

Aissa Dearing, Gloria Cheung

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State and Peasant Response to the Russian Famine of 1921-1922

Robert Jimenez, De’Vonte Tinsley, Freya Regan, Damian Cabrera

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The Art of Rebellion through Illegal Literature in Soviet Russia

Aniyah Lewis, Stephanie Trujillo

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The Role of Language in the Russian-Ukrainian Relationship

Jessica Diez, Macy Karpa, Marilyn Robles

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The Stigmatization of HIV/AIDS in Russia

Elizabeth Jones, Rayanna Roxas

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The Writers of the Afro-Asian Writers’ Association

Belyn Peters, Syeira Stephens, Sophia Williams

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Trotsky and the Freedom of Press in the Soviet Union and Mexico

Jayda Peets, Victoria Bonner, Vincent Gooden

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Two Wars and an Identity - A Brief History of Yugoslavia in the 20th Century

Nathan Cerero, Nathan La Mantia

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Wings and Chains: Queer Russian Literature as a Means of Combating Contemporary Legislative Erasure

Expanding on the Tunguska Explosion

Damian Cabrera (University of Illinois at Chicago), Justin Mackie (University of Arizona), Linda Zhou (Stanford University), Ollie Mason (Howard University)

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Historical Memory of Chernobyl

Mario Sanchez Isabas (Washington & Jefferson College)

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Dissatisfaction of People’s Medicine: The Effects of Politicized State Medicine

Dani Massey (Lawrence University), Sonya Gupta (University of Illinois at Chicago), Zakkaria Reaves (Howard University)

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Consequences of drug trafficking networks in post-Soviet spaces: from Tajikistan to Latvia

Amman Hussain (Macalester College)

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Legislating Language: Public Perception and Social Media in the Sakha Republic and the Republic of Buryatia, 2018-2021

Dana Brouillard (University of Arizona), Juliette Oliver (University of California, Los Angeles)

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Homosexuality in the ‘Bulwarks of Christendom’: LGBT Rights and European Identities in Post-Socialist Poland and Croatia

Beatrice Washburn (University of Arizona)

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The Soviet Union’s Role in Promoting Black Radicalism in the Developing World

Belyn Peters (California State University, Los Angeles), Francia Pressard (Howard University), Lina Felix (Howard University), Stephen Octable (Howard University)

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