Maureen Marshall, Associate Director email@example.com
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 Porter, Outreach and Programming Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Angela Williams, Extra Help email@example.com
Graduate Assistants and Office Hourlies
Megan Carpenter, MA Candidate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Tyler Dolan, PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures
Sydney Lazarus, MA Candidate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Jesse Wesso, MA Candidate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies