Chad Gibbs (PhD candidate, History) recently gave a talk for the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. The synopsis and a recording of the talk, Locating Women in the Revolt: Gender and Spaces of Resistance at Treblinka, are available here.
Congratulations to Eliot Borenstein (PhD, Slavic) who was awarded the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize from ASEEES for Plots against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism (Cornell University Press). Read more about this distinction here.
Eric Lohr (BA in History and BS in Economics) was recently named Dr. James H. Billington Chair of Russian History and Culture at American University. His review article “The Bolshevik Revolution is Over” appeared in the September issue of the Journal of Modern History.
Faculty and Academic Staff
Check in with 20+ REECAS alumni on our newly designed REECAS Alumni Page. CREECA invites all alumni to add their own information to the page.
Get to know Slavic lecturer Krzysztof Borowski (GNS+) in a new podcast interview he gave Ameryka i ja (America and Me) in which he discusses his journey from Poland to Wisconsin, teaching online, his new topics course, “Migrant Nation: The Polish-American Cultural Experience,” and much more.
Kathryn Ciancia (History) was recently promoted to associate professor and is currently a resident fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. Her first book, On Civilization’s Edge: A Polish Borderland in the Interwar World, is now available for pre-order and will ship in December. She is now working on her next book project—a global history of Polish consulates between 1918 and 1950. In 2020-21, she will work with Alyssa Hamrick on her undergraduate thesis about the Katyn massacre and with Alexandra Paradowski, a PhD student who is interested in Polish nationalism and memory politics.
Professor Emerita Judith Deutsch Kornblatt (Slavic Languages and Literature) is currently teaching a course called “What Are the Humanities?” at Tel Aviv University.
UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program assistant director Laura Marshall just published “Embrace the Engagement Experiment: Keys to Co-curricular Success During the Pandemic” in FLTMAG, a free magazine on technology integration in language teaching and learning.
Andrey V. Ivanov (UW-Platteville, Department of History) published a new book, A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia (University of Wisconsin Press).
Michael J. Mikoś (UW-Milwaukee, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature) published “The Presence and Reception of the Polish Nineteenth-Century Novel in the United States and Britain” in Another Canon: The Polish Nineteenth-Century Novel in World Context (edited by G. Borkowska and L. Wiśniewska. Zűrich: LIT Verlag, pp. 175-190).
Ben Whisenhunt (Professor of History, College of DuPage) is co-managing editor of the Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS) and reports that latest issue is now available here. Whisenhunt invites colleagues to submit articles, book reviews, and manuscript reviews to JRAS.