• 2024-01-22 - Call for Applications: 2024 Research Training Workshop At the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign June 14-15, 2024 Moderators: Professor Anna Whittington (Department of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Dr. Nataliia Laas (Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs) ...
  • 2023-12-19 -   REEEC joins the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva and the United States government in expressing extreme concern about the dire humanitarian and human rights crisis impacting the Armenian residents of  Nagorno-Karabakh and those who have fled the region.  In its ...
  • 2023-12-15 - REEEC faculty affiliate David Cooper (Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Illinois) was recently featured by the University of Illinois News Bureau in an article by Jodi Heckel. Read more about Professor Cooper's recent book, "The Czech Manuscripts: Forgery, Translation, and National Myth" (Cornell University Press), and how it investigates the role of...
  • 2023-09-01 - The Yaro Skalnik Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Endowment Fund was established in 2022 through a generous gift by Professor Carol Leff (Emerita, Department of Political Science), in honor of her father.  It provides small research grants to undergraduate and graduate students, seeking to develop or present their original research in the field of Russian, East European, and...
  • 2023-07-28 - By Ivan Cherniakov (PhD Student, Art History) Griffin Creech is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, and the 2023 recipient of the Fisher Fellow Award. The Fisher Fellow Award offers support to junior scholars to attend the Summer Research Lab (SRL) at the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois in the spirit...
  • 2023-07-26 - By Laurel Tollison As an MA student in Russian, East European, and Eurasian, I had the opportunity to assist in several different outreach events as REEEC’s outreach graduate assistant. One of our regular programs included monthly visits to the Orchard Downs Community Center to bring multicultural outreach programming to their after-school enrichment program for elementary...
  • 2023-07-07 - By Ivan Cherniakov (PhD Student, Art History) How does citizenship function in an empire? How do different citizenship regimes shape populations in their borderlands? These were the questions that Griffin Creech—the recipient of the 2023 Fisher Fellow Award—discussed in his talk “...
  • 2023-06-06 - Arts, Heritage, and Belonging: Armenian Transcultural Entanglements June 14 - 15, 2023 | 2023 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Co-organizers: Donna A. Buchanan (Professor, Music, Anthropology, Slavic Languages & Literatures); Maureen E. Marshall (Associate Director, REEEC; President, ARISC) Location: Levis Faculty...
  • 2023-06-01 - Open Research Laboratory and Summer Research Laboratory alumni publish articles, book chapters, and monographs that help shape the field of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Find below the 2022 publications that have resulted from research conducted at the Research Labs: Barbara Allen Allen, Barbara, ed. 2022. The Workers’ Opposition in the Russian...
  • 2023-06-01 - The Games Studies and Design project “Playful by Design: Expanding the Transformative Potentials of Games@Illinois” has been selected as one of 11 proposals to be supported through the Office of the Provost’s...
  • 2023-06-01 - Jonathan Phalen (BA, '23) has recently accepted a Fulbright/America for Bulgaria Foundation English teaching assistant award to teach in Bulgaria. Phalen graduated from U of I in May with degrees in English and secondary education. He is a certified teacher and has worked at the campus recreation center. He is interested in improving his pedagogy for second language teaching during his time...
  • 2023-05-15 - Congratulations to Tamara Pavlović (PhD Student, Anthropology) for receiving the Yaro Skalnik Prize for Best Graduate Student Essay in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies for her paper “Contested Futures: Serbia as a Place of Extracting Value.” Her prize includes an official certificate and an award of $250. Tamara was presented this award at the 2023 REEEC...
  • 2023-04-11 - REEEC was happy to host the Illinois ACTR Olympiada of Spoken Russian on March 13, 2023. The Olympiada brought over thirty high school Russian language students from The Noble Academy, Pritzker College Prep, Glenbrook North High School, and By the Onion Sea to our campus for the day to participate in various language evaluations and to learn about our programs at the U of I. Thank you to Erik...
  • 2023-04-06 - Richard Esbenshade, a REEEC Research Associate, is the host of the Wednesday World Beat program on WEFT 90.1 FM. As the host of this program on the Central Illinois community radio station, Esbenshade has been spending twenty minutes of his show each week to showcase Ukrainian music following the start of the war in Ukraine. On February 22, 2023, just ahead of the one-year anniversary...
  • 2023-03-28 - Each Spring, REEEC invites submissions for the Yaro Skalnik Prize for the best undergraduate and graduate essays in Russian, East European, or Eurasian Studies at Illinois. Essays from all disciplines are eligible so long as they concern a relevant region. Each winner will receive a certificate and a cash prize. Graduate Student Award: $250 Undergraduate Student Award: $150 Submission...