Fall 2021 Lecture Series

The CREECA Fall 2021 Lecture Series will begin on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. Some lectures will be in person and some will be on Zoom. All lectures are at 4:00pm-5:15pm on Thursdays. Unless otherwise specified, Thursday CREECA lectures will take place in 224 Ingraham.

9/9 Welcome Back! Faculty Roundtable

David Danaher, Paul Casteñeda Dower, and Kathryn Hendley


11/4 Ethnic and Religious Identities in Russian Penal Institutions: A Case Study of Uzbek Transnational Prisoners

Rustamjon Urinboyev

Lund University

via Zoom

9/23 To  the Success of Our Hopeless Cause: The Many Lives of Soviet Dissidents

Benjamin Nathans

University of Pennsylvania

11/11 Spending Practices of Russia’s Regional Governors

Dmitriy Vorobyev

Ural Federal University

via Zoom

9/30 Why Fight? Motivations of Anti-Kyiv Militants in the Donbass War

Natalia Savelyeva

Public Sociology Laboratory

12/2 Moscow Housing Renovation Project and State/Society Regulations

Regina Smyth

Indiana University

10/7 Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest Over the Industrial Order

Stefan Link

Dartmouth College

via Zoom

12/9 Gender, Marriage, and Depression in the Animated Stories of Latvian Women

Signe Baumane

via Zoom

10/14 Photography in the Russian Poetic Imagination

Molly Thomasy Blasing

University of Kentucky

10/21 Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia

Brigid O’Keeffe

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

via Zoom

10/28 Virtual Roundtable on Vaclav Havel’s Legacy

Aspen Brinton, Virginia Commonwealth University

David S. Danaher, UW-Madison (moderator)

Barbara Day, Independent scholar

Barbara J. Falk, Canadian Forces College

Delia Popescu, Le Moyne College

Jiří Přibáň, Cardiff University

Kieran Williams, Drake University

via Zoom