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Western Association of Slavic Studies WASS 2019 Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the WASS 2019 conference in San Diego, CA (April 24-27, 2019, in San Diego, CA at the Manchester Grand Hyatt).   We hold our annual conference as part of the Western Social Science Association; please register on their website: http://wssaweb.com/sections and follow the instructions for paper or panel submission under the “Slavic and Eurasian Studies” section.  Deadline for submission is 1 December 2018.

We are open to papers from any academic discipline covering the range of Slavic and Eurasian studies.

For questions see the website above or send an email to robert.niebuhr@asu.edu

 

Recent Conferences of the WSSA

Past Programs can be found on this link: http://www.wssaweb.com/archive-search.html

Preliminary Program for 2018 Conference: Slavic and Eurasian Studies  

*Please note this is subject to change

 

Panel 1: Culturalism in Soviet and Russian Society

Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Moderator: Thomas Garza, University of Texas at Austin

“Performing Masculinity: Machismo and Russian and Mexican Pop Music”

Thomas Garza, University of Texas at Austin

“Responses to Soviet Authoritarianism in Russian Literature and Mass Culture”

Lonny Harrison, University of Texas at Arlington

“Working for the Collective: A Comparative Analysis of Communist Subbotniks and American Charities”, Linda-Marie Sundstrom, California Baptist University

“Women and the Holodomor: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators”

Victoria Malko, California State University-Fresno

 

Panel 2: Integration in the Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Spaces

Friday – 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Moderator: Stephen Riegg, Texas A&M University

“Armenian Economic Integration into the Russian Empire in the 1820s”

Stephen Riegg, Texas A&M University

“Rethinking the “People’s Revolutions”: the Georgian and Ukrainian Cases”

Jane Leftwich Curry, Santa Clara University and Aurora Zahm, Santa Clara University

“Working for the Collective: A Comparative Analysis of Communist Subbotniks and American Charities”

Linda-Marie Sundstrom, California Baptist University

 

Panel 3: Russian Foreign Policy Goals and Mechanisms

Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Moderator: Mark A. Cichock, University of Texas at Arlington

“Cyber Power as Prophylaxis in Russian and Baltic Foreign Policies: Effecting Policy Strategies for its Employment”

Mark A. Cichock, University of Texas at Arlington

“Politics Aside: Building US-Russian Relationships Through Scholarship”

Allison Evans, Western New Mexico University and Heather Steinmann, Western New Mexico University

“The Estranged Eyes and Ears of Nikita Khrushchev: How Khrushchev’s relationship with his intelligence services brought the world one step closer to nuclear holocaust”

Jacquelyn Chorush, University of Texas at Austin

 

Western Association of Slavic Studies Business Meeting

Friday – 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Panel 4: Social Organization and Civilizational Dynamics in Russia

Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Moderator: Emily Hoge, University of California-Berkeley

“Industrial Conflicts in Russia: Historical Legacies and Recent Trends”

Irina Kozina, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, and Elena Vinogradova, independent researcher

“Homo Faber: Darwinism and Soviet Comparative Psychology”

Mirjam Voerkelius, University of California-Berkeley

“Vietnamtsy and Afgantsy: PTSD in the Soviet Vietnam”

Emily Hoge, University of California-Berkeley

“Russia as a State-Civilization under Putin”

Susanne Sternthal, Independent scholar

 

Panel 5: Historical Formulations of Identity in Eastern Europe

Saturday – 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Moderator: Michael Cude, Schreiner University

“New Populist Nationalism in Bulgaria: Europeanization of the Old Nationalism”

Nuri Korkaz (Nuri Ali Tahir), Bursa Technical University

“Nicolae Ceaușescu and the two faced policy: 1965-1981”

Alexandru Christian Groza, University of California-Berkeley

“Wilsonian National Self-determination and the Slovak Question during the Founding of Czechoslovakia, 1918-1921”

Michael Cude, Schreiner University

“Developing the New Super-Ableist Czechoslovakia: Women, Health and the Right to Choose between 1945-1960”

Andrea Prajerova, University of Ottawa