Please join the Harriman Institute for a panel entitled Emerging Scholars on the State of the Field, Activism, and Advocacy, part of the Decolonization In Focus series. This series was developed and executed by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, with support from the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies.
This event is online only.
Emerging Scholars on the State of the Field, Activism, and Advocacy is the third panel in the Decolonization in Focus Series. This session will focus on the research and perspectives of young and emerging scholars, many of whom have been raising the importance of decolonizing Slavic studies even before the war in Ukraine began. Moderated by Jessica Pisano, Associate Professor, The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College.
About the Series:
The Russian war in Ukraine has had innumerable impacts, from personal to political, local, national, and global. One of the many sea changes wrought by the war has been the reckoning within Slavic/Russian & Eurasian Studies over the outsized role Russia has played and continues to play in the field and what could and should be done about it. The invited panelists in this series will consider the relationships of power that have long dominated the region, how they have impacted the field of study, and what, if anything, could and should be done about it.
The series will consist of six wide-ranging panels featuring speakers from a variety of disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing Russian & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in their classrooms, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field. All sessions will be convened using Zoom, live-streamed via YouTube, and recorded to be made available for later viewing.
- Karolina Koziura, PhD Candidate, New School for Social Research
- Mariia Shynkarenko, PhD Candidate, New School for Social Research
- Amanda Zadorian, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, Oberlin College
Image: Oleg Petrasiuk, Ukraine