Below is a listing of the panels on which current RSW faculty, students, and advisory board members are participating at the 51st Annual ASEEES convention, to be held in November 23 - 26, 2019, in San Francisco, CA.
Session 3 – Saturday, November 23 – 4:00-5:45 PM
3-06: Fate of the Revolution in Civil War Russia: Stalled, Ended or Forging Ahead? - Foothill G1, 2
Sponsored by: Allan K. Wildman Group for the Study of Society, Politics, and Culture in the Russian Revolutionary Era
Chair: Alice K. Pate, Kennesaw State U
Papers: Lara Douds, Durham U
"Bolsheviks Against the Soviets in July 1918: The Real 'Bolshevik Seizure of Power’ at the Fifth Congress of Soviets?"
Michael Stanford Melancon, Auburn U
"Left SR Proclamations and Other Publications, Late 1918-1919: The Revolution Continues"
Alexander Rabinowitch, Indiana U Bloomington
"1919: The Bolsheviks Survive" Disc.: Boris Ivanovich Kolonitskii, European U at St. Petersburg (Russia)
Session 5 - Sunday, November 24 - 10:00-11:45 AM
5-32: Doveriai, No Proveriai: The Relationship between Documentation, Lived Experience, and Belief in Russia and Ukraine - Salon 4, LB2
Chair: Cynthia J. Buckley, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Papers: Siobhan Kirkland, George Washington U
"Conflict, Nationalism, and Migration Rights: A Study of the Prospiska System in Russia and Ukraine"
Alisha Kirchoff, Indiana U Bloomington
"Who are Russia's Notaries and Whom Do They Serve?"
Tetiana Bulakh, Indiana U Bloomington "Hierarchies of Deservedness: Provision of Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine"
Disc.: Cynthia J. Buckley, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Session 6 – Sunday, November 24 – 12:30-2:15 PM
6-03: The Global Far North: Eurasia's Arctic Literatures and Cultures - Foothill C, 2
Chair: Tatiana Saburova, Indiana U Bloomington
Papers: Rebecca Jane Stanton, Columbia U
"The Poetics of Cold, from Solzhenitsyn to Rytkheu"
Jenanne Ferguson, U of Nevada-Reno
"Intersections of Belief and Creativity: Revitalization and Circulation of Sakha Algys Poems"
Tuulikki Kurki, U of Eastern Finland (Finland)
"Emerging Border Related Trauma Narratives and Identities in Literature: Finnish language literature in Russian Karelia"
Disc.: Naomi Caffee, Reed College
6-46: Teaching Language and Culture in Context - Sierra D, 5
Chair: Maria V Bourlatskaya, U of Pennsylvania
Papers: Olena Chernishenko, American U
"Geography and History in a Beginner Language Class: Can Authentic Materials Be Used?"
Olga Ogurtsova, Beloit College
"Understanding Russia: Culture in Everyday Context"
Maria V Bourlatskaya, U of Pennsylvania
"Film in Language and Culture Learning"
Disc.: Mark M. Trotter, Indiana U, Russian and East European Institute
Session 8 – Sunday, November 24 – 4:30-6:15 PM
8-08: Late-Soviet and Post-Soviet Electoral Politics - Foothill H, 2
Chair: Rudra Sil, U of Pennsylvania
Papers: Dima Kortukov, Indiana U Bloomington
"1990 Parliamentary Elections and USSR Dissolution: the Cases of Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia"
Julian Gordon Waller, George Washington U
"A Whig History of Electoral Authoritarianism? Post-Soviet Parliaments in Comparative Perspective"
Andrey Shcherbak, NRU Higher School of Economics St. Petersburg (Russia)
Tatiana Tkacheva, NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia)
"The Mechanisms of Ethnic Voting in Post-Soviet Russia: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Causality"
Guzel Garifullina, UNC at Chapel Hill / NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia)
"Political Leaders and Risky Decisions: The Effects of Selection Institutions on Russian Mayors’ Policy Choices"
Disc.: Katie L. Stewart, Knox College
8-52 Cultural and Political Reinventions in 20th Century Hungary: Micro-Historical Approaches - Sierra J, 5
Sponsored by: Hungarian Studies Association
Chair: Bela Bodo, U of Bonn (Germany)
Papers: Kristina Poznan, La Salle U
"Apponyi and Károlyi: Hungarian Politicians' Self-Fashioning Abroad in the Prelude to WWI"
Leslie M Waters, Randolph-Macon College
"Territorial Revisionism and Political Reinvention: The Transformation of Andor Jaross"
Adam Farkas, Eötvös Lorand U (Hungary)
"Gyula Háy and the Left-Wing Intelligentsia in Hungary after 1945"
Disc.: Mark M. Trotter, Indiana U
Session 9 – Monday, November 25 – 8:00-9:45 AM
9-56 Is the Russian Economy Growing? (2) - Willow, B2
Chair: James A. Leitzel, U of Chicago
Papers: Akira Uegaki, Seinan Gakuin U (Japan)
"Role and Significance of Russia and China in International Financial Market: Comparative
Analysis of Stock Data"
Yulia Vymyatnina, European U at St. Petersburg (Russia)
"Economic Policy Uncertainty and (Ir)rationality Index: Case of Russia"
Shinichiro Tabata, Hokkaido U (Japan)
"Flow of Financial and Investment Resources among Regions in Russia"
Disc.: Michael V. Alexeev, Indiana U Bloomington
Barry William Ickes, Pennsylvania State U
Session 10 – Monday, November 25 – 10:00-11:45 AM
10-29 The Thaw in Culture in the National Republics - Salon 1, LB2
Chair: Eleonory Gilburd, U of Chicago
Papers: John Mulvey Romero, Indiana U
"Revisiting The Golden Horde in Thaw-Era Tatar Literature"
Erin Hutchinson, Harvard U
"National Writers between Moscow and the Soviet Periphery: Pushing the Boundaries of the Thaw in Armenia and Moldova"
Christopher James Fort, U of Michigan
"A New Friendship? Reworking the 'Friendship of the People’s Myth' from the Imperial Periphery in 1970s Central Asia"
Disc.: Douglas T. Northrop, U of Michigan
Session 11 – Monday, November 25 – 1:45-3:30 PM
11-33 The Promises of Infrastructure I: Imagining Isolation and Integration - Salon 5, LB2
Chair: Russell Scott Valentino, Indiana U Bloomington
Papers: Peter Schweitzer, U of Vienna (Austria)
"The Power of Imagination: The Long History of Not (Yet?) Crossing the Bering Strait by Train"
Kinga Nędza-Sikoniowska, Jagiellonian U (Poland)
"Uprooted Town on Solid Foundations? Mobility, Temporariness, Fluidity in Soviet Urban Thinking on the Example of the Arctic Port Town Igarka"
Michael Benjamin De Groot, U of Pennsylvania (Indiana U Bloomington)
"The 'Showpiece' of CMEA Integration: Reconsidering the Soyuz Pipeline"
Sigrid Schiesser, U of Vienna (Austria)
"Contrasting the Soviet City: Sakha Architecture and the National Project"
Disc.: Kathryn Graber, Indiana U Bloomington
11-56 Subnational Economics and Public Finance in Russia - Willow, B2
Chair: Craig L. Johnson, Indiana U Bloomington
Papers: Michael V. Alexeev, Indiana U Bloomington
Andrey Chernyavskiy, NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia)
"The Impact of Institutional Quality on Manufacturing Sectors in Russia: Panel Data Analysis"
Craig L. Johnson, Indiana U Bloomington
Andrey Yushkov, Indiana U Bloomington
"On the Determinants of Subnational Government Debt in the Russian Federation"
Tatiana Mikhailova, RANEPA (Russia)
"The Geography of Firm Productivity in Russia"
Andrey Yakovlev, NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Ekaterina Kologrivaya, NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Victor Sergeevich Pogodaev, NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia)
Thomas Frederick Remington, Harvard U
"Performance Incentives, Economic Growth and New Political Constraints: Behavior Patterns of Regional Officials in Russia and China after 2012"
Disc.: Richard E. Ericson, East Carolina U
James A. Leitzel, U of Chicago
Session 12 – Monday, November 25 – 3:45-5:30 PM
12-33 The Promises of Infrastructure II: Mediating Late Socialist Modernity - Salon 5, LB2
Chair: Russell Scott Valentino, Indiana U Bloomington
Papers: Tatiana Saburova, Indiana U Bloomington
"'The Great Siberian Way': The Sublime of Infrastructure, Trailblazing, and the Future in Photographs of the Late 1960s–Early 1980s"
Olga Povoroznyuk, U of Vienna (Austria)
"Constructing and Re-Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline: Imaginaries and Ideologies of a (Post)-Socialist Megaproject"
Kathryn Graber, Indiana U Bloomington "Traces of Networked Unions Past: Locating One’s Once and Future Self through the Infrastructural Remains of Old Media"
Vasilina Orlova, U of Texas at Austin<
"Affects of (Im)Mobility in the Remembrance of the Soviet Sublime: Staying in a Siberian Village"
Disc.: Ben Eklof, Indiana U Bloomington
Session 15 – Tuesday, November 26 – 12:00-1:45 PM
15-32 Policy Processes, Societal Engagement, and Regime Support - Salon 4, LB2
Chair: Jeremy Morris, Aarhus U (Denmark)
Papers: Irina Olimpieva, Centre for Independent Social Research (Russia)
"Manipulating Popular Protests in a Hybrid Regime: What Can We Learn from the Union-Led Campaign against the Pension Reform in Russia?"
Anna Zhelnina, The Graduate Center, CUNY
"Renovation and the New Civic Infrastructures in Moscow’s Neighborhoods"
Daniel Muck, Indiana U Bloomington
"Renovation or Demolition? Perceptions of Property Rights Violations in Moscow's Housing Megaproject"
Israel Marques, NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia)
"Past Experiences and Current Preferences for Redistribution: Evidence from The Moscow Housing Renovation Project"
Disc.: Samuel Aaron Greene, King's College London (UK)
Complete RSW Panel Listing
For a complete listing of all panels with professors, students, post-doctoral researchers, visitors, and/or conference participants who have either received funding from RSW or who have participated in RSW programming click here.