John Randolph, Director
John Randolph is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois.
Academic Website

Maureen Marshall, Associate Director
Maureen earned her PhD at the University of Chicago in Anthropology in 2014 with a thesis on “Subject(ed) Bodies: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of Lived Experiences and Mobile Practices in Late Bronze-Early Iron Age (1500-800 B.C.) Armenia.”  Her research focuses on the bioarchaeology of early complex polities and empires in the South Caucasus and Eurasia. She is Associate Director of Project ArAGATS, the joint American-Armenian project for the Archaeology and Geography for Ancient Transcaucasian Societies, which has been excavating in Armenia since 2005, and collaborates with physical anthropologists in Armenia.  She serves on the advisory board for the Aragats Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Armenia’s cultural heritage through heritage preservation, development, and education. Dr. Marshall’s work has been published in edited volumes on global perspectives in human remains analysis, including Archaeological Human Remains: A Global Perspective in 2014 and The Routledge Handbook of Archaeological Human Remains and Legislationin 2011. Her research interests include political subjectivity, the body, violence in ancient societies, disease and health in ancient populations, the archaeology of Eurasia and the Near East, and the history of physical anthropology. Maureen hopes to use this background to enhance REEEC’s expertise in the Caucasus and Central Asia and to contribute to interdisciplinary conversations.

Stephanie Chung, Outreach and Programming Coordinator
Stephanie is a PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois. She received her B.A. in Plan II Honors/Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies in 2007; and her M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 2009 from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests are in Soviet literature and culture, Russian women’s writing, and Czech literature. Currently, she is writing a dissertation on Soviet women’s memoirs as literary and media texts. She has also taught first-year Russian courses and was a graduate student program coordinator for the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.

Linda McCabe, Office Support Specialist
Linda has a BA in International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a MA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Her areas of study were International Relations, specifically Security Studies, and Comparative Politics with a focus on the former Soviet Union.  She has been at the University of Illinois since November 2012, first at the American Indian Studies Program and then here at REEEC. Prior to moving to Champaign, Linda worked for the Naval Recruiting District in Raleigh as their Waivers Clerk.


Graduate Assistants and Office Hourlies

Madeline Artibee, MA Candidate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Jacob Goldsmith, PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Nadia Hoppe, PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Deirdre Harshman, PhD Candidate in History

Benjamin Krupp, PhD Candidate in Anthropology

Lucy Pakhnyuk, MA Candidate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Jesse Wesso, MA Candidate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies