2009 Title VIII Fellows

With funding from the Department of State Title VIII Program, the SSRC Eurasia Program is pleased to offer multiple fellowship opportunities for Eurasian studies scholars. In 2010-2011 we provided dissertation write-up support to a group of eleven young scholars. These fellows cover the disciplines of anthropology, political science, history, and law.

The SSRC has provided dissertation write-up support to over 150 scholars in seven social science disciplines since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. With support from the U.S. Department of State’s Title VIII program, the Eurasia Program has additionally offered teaching development fellowships, pre-dissertation awards and post-doctoral fellowships. Click here for information on the past three cohorts of fellows.

Pey-yi Chu, Assistant Professor of History, Pomona College
Dissertation Title: Permafrost Country: Eastern Siberia and the Making of a Soviet Science
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Region: Russian Siberia and/or Far East
Michael Dennis, Intelligence Specialist, Branch of Irregular Warfare, National Ground Intelligence Center
Dissertation Title: Attitudes in Transition: War, Displacement and the Roots of Political Violence in Chechen Refugee Communities
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Region: Caucasus
Nicole Eaton, History, UC-Berkeley
Dissertation Title: Revolutions on the Frontier: Königsberg-Kaliningrad, 1938-1950
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Region: Russia, Germany, Eastern Europe
Jeremy Friedman, Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy
Dissertation Title: “Reviving Revolution: the Sino-Soviet Split, the ‘Third World,’ and the Fate of the Left”
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Regions: Russia and China
Jordan Gans-Morse, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University
Dissertation Title: Building Property Rights: Capitalists and Demand for Law in Post-Soviet Russia
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Region: Russia
Kathryn Graber, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Indiana University Departments of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies
Dissertation Title: Knowledge and Authority in Shift: A Linguistic Ethnography of Multilingual News Media in the Buryat Territories of Russia
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Region: Russian Siberia and/or Far East
Yedida Kanfer, Research Scholar, Kennan Institute
Dissertation Title: Łódź: Industry, Religion, and Nationalism in Russian Poland, 1880-1914
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Region: Russia and Poland
Zhanara Nauruzbayeva, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Dissertation Title: Refurbishing Soviet Status: Visual Artists and Marketization in Kazakhstan
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Region: Central Asia
Maya Peterson, Carson Fellow, The Rachel Carson Center
Dissertation Title: Technologies of Rule: Empire, Water, and the Modernization of Central Asia, 1867-1941
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Region: Central Asia
Tsveta Petrova, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Dissertation Title: From Recipients to Donors: New Europe Supports Democratization in the Neighborhood
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Region: Ukraine, Belarus, and the Eastern European members of the EU
Rachel Wellhausen, Assistant Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation Title: When Governments Break Contracts: Foreign investor-government relations in emerging economies
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Region: Ukraine, Moldova, and Romania

All alumni are strongly encouraged to notify the Council of their activities and achievements (Eurasia@ssrc.org).