Havighurst Working Papers

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Through conferences and special events at Miami University, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies has been able to create an archive of working papers dating back to March 22, 2001.

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Writing the Past/Righting Memory

  • Daria Dubovka, Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences When History is a Main Actor: Presentation of the Past as a Basis for Reconstruction of Monastic Life
  • Margarete Zimmerman, University of Jena Sacrifice or Victim? Shifting Interpretation in Memory Politics of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Scott Kenworthy, Miami University Post-Soviet Debates about a Pre-Revolutionary Controversy: Contemporary Polemics on the ’Name of God’
  • Jozsef Litkei, UCLA Performative Memory: Public Unrest and the Reenacting of History in Hungary, 1956 and 2006 
  • Philip Gleissner, Princeton University From Truth to Affect: Memories of Emotion in Late Soviet Memoirs
  • Neringa Klumbyte, Miami University Affective Histories: Memories of Suffering and Commemoration of Pain in Lithuania
  • Alina Ciobotaru, University of Bucharest, Romania The Problematic Intertwining between Memory, Magical Realism and Historiographic Metafiction  in the Romanian writer Mircea Cărtărescu’s trilogy ‘Orbitor’ [Blinding]
  • Agnieszka Mrozik, Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences “Grandfather Was (Not) a Communist.” Transgenerational Memory of Communism in Polish Family (Auto)biographies after 1989
  • Venelin Ganev, Miami University Music Remembered, Politics Re-Lived: Depictions of the Interplay of Musical and Political Experiences in Recent Novels about “Coming of Age” in Late Socialist Bulgaria
  • Artjom Shelja, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Pavel Uspenskiy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow What Russian Emigration Saw in Dreams: Narrative Patterns and Cultural Codes
  • Izabela Zdun, Mcgill University Lyudmila Petrushevskaya and the Fairy Tale Genre: Trauma and Recovery
  • Zara Torlone, Miami University The Joy of Exile: Ovid in Russian Poetry
  • Naomi Caffee, University of California, Los Angeles Russophonia in the Twenty-First Century: Writing the ‘Wide Russian World’
  • Benjamin Sutcliffe, Miami University Periphery, Despair, Forgiveness: Central Asia in Iurii Trifonov’s ‘Taking Stock’ and Liudmila Ulitskaia’s ‘Medea and Her Children’
  • Ilya Yablokov, The University of Leeds (UK) ‘The Secret Plan of Perestroika’: Conspiracy Theories as a Historical Narrative of the Soviet Collapse
  • Stephen Norris, Miami University Spying on the Past:  The History of Espionage in the Works of Boris Akunin

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Postcommunist Corruption : Causes, Manifestations, Consequences

  • Daniel Beers, Knox College, Curbing Corruption in the Post-Communist Courts
  • Alexey Bessudnov, Higher School of Economics, Bribery in Russian regions: A research note
  • Michael Bobick, Cornell University, There’s a New ‘Sheriff’ in Town: Corruption and Captive Markets in Transnistria
  • Elena Denisova-Schmidt, University of St. Gallen, Managing Business Corruption in Russia: An Example from the Pharmaceutical Sector
  • Lili Di Puppo, European University, Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), The Role of Narratives in Georgia's Anti-Corruption Reforms
  • Georgy Ganev, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Bulgaria, The Perceptions, Reality, and Politics of Corruption: A View from Bulgaria 
  • Michael Hein, University of Greifswald,
    (Non-)Fighting Governmental Corruption in Post-Socialist Romania. The Misuse of Constitutional Rules and the Anti-Corruption Discourse
  • David Jancsics, City University of New York,Petty Corruption in Hungary: The Client’s Side
  • Alda Kokallaj, Carleton University, Corruption and Rent-seeking in Extractive Industries in Post-Communist Settings: Azerbaijan
  • Shaun McGirr, University of Michigan,Endogenous Bureaucratic Discipline
  • Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Miami University
    Varieties of Crony Capitalism: Why America is Not Russia

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The Gulag in History and Memory

  • Alan Barenberg (Texas Tech University) 
    Resistance and the Everyday: Reconsidering the Vorkuta Prisoner Strike of 1953
  • Vsevolod Bashkuev (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
    “Based Upon Deeply Rooted Hostile Views…”: Anti-Soviet Sentiments and Resistance among the Special Settlers in Buryat-Mongolia, 1940s-1950s
  • Wilson Bell (Dickinson College), 
    Sex and Soviet Power in the Gulag in Western Siberia
  • Julie Draskoczy (University of Pittsburgh)
    The Put’ of Perekovka: Transforming Lives at Stalin’s White-Baltic Sea Canal
  • Oxana Ermolaeva (State University Higher School of Economics, Russia), 
    Making a Career in the GULAG: Square Dance with the Devil or a Normal Feature of Soviet Life? 
  • Maria Galmarini, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
    Defending the Rights of Gulag Prisoners: The Story of the Political Red Cross between 1918 and 1938
  • Elza-Bair Guchinova (Russian Academy of Sciences)
    Images of Captive Memory. Memories of Japanese POWs of the Gulag
  • Jeffrey Hardy (Princeton University)
    Gulag Tourism: Khrushchev’s “Show” Prisons in the Cold War Context, 1954-1959
  • Josephine von Zitzewitz (Oxford University)
    The “Virtual Museum of the Gulag” – Integrating Material Memory

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1989: Then and Now

  • Igor Stiks, University of Edinburgh
    “The Berlin Wall Crumbled Down Upon Our Heads!” 1989 and Violence in Socialist Multinational Federations
  • Marko Grdesic, University of Wisconsin Madison
    Do All Regimes Get the Critical Junctures they Deserve? Yugoslav Workers and Nationalists in 1989
  • Mariya Chelova, Humboldt University
    Making Sense of the History: How pre-Soviet Legacies Contribute to the Collapse of the USSR
  • Nona Shakhnazarian, Kuban Social and Economic Institute
    Before and After 1989: National Ideologies, Survival Strategies and Gender Identity in the Political and Symbolic Contexts of Karabakh Movement
  • Sevan Beurki Beukian, University of Alberta
    The Politicization and Revival of Nationalist Movements in the 1980s Soviet Union: a Glance at the Caucasus Region
  • Eunice Blavascunas, University of Washington
    Youthful Struggles and Time Lags in the Forested Belarusian/Polish Borderland
  • Joshua First, University of Michigan, 'The Problem of One Generation:' Cinema, 1989 and the Invention of the Sixties in Ukraine
  • Gregory F. Domber, University of North Florida
    Émigré Networks, the National Endowment for Democracy, and American Support to Solidarność
  • Oana Godeanu, Miami University
    Deconstructing Ostalgia - the National Past between Commodity and Simulacrum in Wolfgang Becker’s Goodbye Lenin! (2003)
  • Artur Lipiński, Kazimierz Wielki University
    The Meanings of 1989. The Right Wing Discourse in Post-Communist Poland

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The Role of Law in the Construction & Destruction of Democracy in Postcommunism

  • Beers, Daniel, Indiana University-Bloomington, The Rule of Norms: Examining the Institutional Culture of the Judiciary in Romania and the Czech Republic
  • McCarthy, Lauren, University of Wisconsin-Madison,  A Comparative Analysis of Russian and American Law Enforcement Practices on Human Trafficking
  • Mikeladze, Davit, Central European University, “Russian-Speaking Minorities” in the Baltic States: A “Fifth Column” or An Integral Part of the Local Society?
  • Partlett, William, Stanford University,Understanding Post-Soviet Resource Nationalism and Contractual Renegotiation: The Demand for Foreign Capital and Contractual Stability
  • Popova, Maria, McGill University, Institutional Insulation of the Judiciary as an Obstacle in the Fight Against Corruption: Evidence from Bulgaria
  • Schenk, Caress, Miami University, Russia’s Changing Migration Policies
  • Trochev, Alexei, University of Wisconsin,After the Revolution: Political Competition & Judicial Disempowerment
  • Tulbure, Narcis, University of Pittsburgh,Values in Exchange: Ambiguous Ownership, Collective Action & Changing Notions of Worth in Romanian Mutual Funds Industry
  • Wilson, Sophia, University of Washington,The Role of Courts & Police in the Development & Suppression of Human Rights in the Post- Soviet World
  • Young, Patricia, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Romanian Market Governance: Why No Capture by Business Interests?

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Dream Factory of Communism

  • Ciobanu, Monica, SUNY-Plattsburgh,Criminalizing the Past and Re-constructing Collective Memory: the Romanian Truth Commission
  • DeJong-Lambert, William, CUNY, The Cold War Politics of Genetic Research
  • Hirschfeld, Katherine, University of Oklahoma, ‘Speaking Chinese’ in the Special Period: Cold War Rhetoric, Economic Recentralization and Popular Resistance in Cuba
  • Honey, Larisa, CUNY, Pluralizing Practices in Soviet Moscow: Russian Alternative Practitioners Reclaim Individualism
  • Klumbyte, Neringa, Miami University, The Cold War in the EU market: "Euro" and "Soviet"  brands in Lithuania
  • Livshin, Olga, Northwestern University,"Make Love, Not War" Soviet-Style: Sexuality as a Challenge to Cold War Ideology in the Prose of Aleshkovskii and Popov
  • Magnusdottir, Rosa, University of Iceland,Imagining America: Propaganda, Patriotism, and Popular Attitudes in the Postwar Soviet Union
  • Mincyte, Diana, University of Illinois-Urbana,Subsistence and Power in Brezhnev’s Lithuania: How Peasants Changed the Face of Agriculture
  • Paretskaya, Anna, New School for Social Research, Middle Class without Capitalism? Socialist Ideology and Post-Collectivist Discourse in Late Soviet Union
  • Robinson, Harlow, Northeastern University,Sidekicks and Stereotypes: Russians and their Image in the Movies
  • Seipp, Adam, Texas A&M University, Building the Cold War Frontier: GIs, West Germans and Refugees in Unterfranken, 1945-60
  • Shcherbenok, Andrey, Columbia University,Asymmetric Warfare: Cold War Cinema in the U.S. and U.S.S.R
  • Skryzhevska, Yelizaveta, Miami University,Inequalities of Regional Development in Ukraine: Causes, Consequences, and Prospects
  • Tompkins, David, University of Tennessee,Orchestrating Engagement: Popular Reception of Socialist-Realist Music in East Germany and Poland
  • Vassileva-Karagyozova, Svetlana, University of Kansas, Voluntary Social Marginalization as a Surviving Strategy in the Post-Communist Polish Initiation Novels
  • Zarecor, Kimberly Elman, Iowa State University, Building Socialism: Architectural Practice and the Logic of Industrial Production in Postwar Czechoslovakia

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Arenas of Eurasian Identity

  • Dickinson, Jennifer, University of Vermont,Narrator, Audience, and Performance in Rural Ukrainian Story Telling
  • Kotkin, Stephen, Princeton University,Eurasia before Eurasianism
  • Levin, Theodore, Dartmouth College,Innovation and Neotraditionalism in the Performance of Central Asian Music
  • Macfadyen, David, UCLA, Tuning the Family Piano: Some Stately Harmonies in Recent Russian and Uzbek Film
  • Naroditskaya, Inna, Northwestern University,Mugham Jazz from Father to Daughter
  • Rouland, Michael, Miami University, FromSoviet Opera to Soviet Film: Replaying the Legend of The Silk Maiden
  • Scholl, Tim, Oberlin College, Caucasian ‘National’ Ballets in the Post Soviet Period
  • Stites, Richard, Georgetown University,'Virgin Lands': The Movie

Orienting the Russian Empire

  • Babiracki, Patryk, Johns Hopkins University, Explaining the Empire: The Soviet Press Politics in Poland, 1945-1960
  • Basilov, Yuri, European University, Concept of Eurasia within the Intellectual Culture of Russian Empire
  • Breyfogle, Nicholas, Ohio State University,Living Empire: Understanding Multiethnic Eurasia in the Modern Era
  • Clement, Victoria, Western Carolina, Pages from the Periphery: Turkmen Literacy at the Intersection of Muslim and Socialist Modernities, 1904-1928
  • Fierman, William, Indiana University, Thirty Five Years of Observing Eurasia: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same?
  • Glebov, Sergei, Smith College, Defining Empire Culturally: Languages of Unity and Diversity in the Teaching of Eurasianism
  • Kropacheva, Elena, Hamburg University,Russian Foreign Policy Toward Ukraine: A Case of New Imperialism?
  • Laruelle, Marlene, Woodrow Wilson Center,Empire as the Natural Solution for the Post-Soviet Space
  • Morozova, Irina, International Institute for Asian Studies, Elites, Reforms and Power Institutions in Soviet Kyrgyzstan and Outer Mongolia in the 1920-1940s: a comparative historical analysis
  • Peyrouse, Sebastien, Woodrow Wilson Center, The Imperial Minority: An Interpretive Framework for the Russians in Central Asia?
  • Rottier, Peter, Cleveland State University,Kazak Intellectuals’ Perceptions of Russians in Late Imperial Russia
  • Shulman, Elena, Texas Tech University,Women as Soviet Empire Builders in the Late 1930’s

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Thinking In/After Utopia

  • Antonova, Clementa, Oxford University, The Reception of Florensky’s Works in Russian and Soviet Scholarship
  • Bradatan, Costica, Miami University, Jan Patocka’s 'Socratic Art of Dying'
  • Cermanova, Eva, Indiana University, The Radical Catholicism of Vaclav Benda: An Enfant Terrible of Czech Dissidence
  • Craiutu, Aurelian, Indiana University,Democracy and Philosophy in Eastern Europe: A Tocquevillian Perspective
  • Epstein, Mikhail, Emory University, The Platonic Drama of Russian Thought: Ideas against Ideocracy
  • Guran, Letitia, College of William & Mary,Aesthetics: a Modus Vivendi in East Central Europe?
  • Ijabs, Ivars, University of Latvia, “Politics of Authenticity” and/or Civil Society
  • Kovacevic, Natasa, University of Florida,Orientalizing Communism: The Shifting Boundaries of Europe in Brodsky & Milosz
  • Larson, Jonathan, University of Michigan,Critiques of Impure Reason? Contextualizing Postsocialist Slovak Intellectual Conflict
  • Murer, Jeffrey Stevenson, Swarthmore College, A Rereading of the Critical Sociology of the Budapest and Frankfurt Schools
  • Nepomnyashchy, Catharine, Columbia University, 20th Century Russian Utopian and Dystopian Fiction as a Mode of Philosophical Discourse
  • Oushakine, Serguei, Columbia/Princeton Universities, From Russian Tragedy to Vital Forces: Theorizing Post-Soviet Ethnicity
  • Tismaneanu, Vladimir, University of Maryland,The Demise of Leninism and the Future of Liberal Values
  • Tuckerova, Veronika, City University of New York, Totalitarian Language: Fidelius vs. Havel vs. Rorty

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The Reel Russia: Cinema and Outsiders, Humanities Symposium

  • Anemone, Tony, College of William and Mary,About Freaks, Killers & Real Men: The Cult of the Outsider in Aleksey Balabanov’s Films
  • Graffey, Julian, University College London,Coming to Watch, Coming to Fight, Staying to Learn: The Representation of Visits to the Soviet Union by Foreigners in Soviet Films, 1924-1935
  • Neuberger, Joan, University of Texas at Austin, Drag Queens, Clowns, Slugs & Other Foreigners: Eisenstein’s Cosmopolitan Menagerie
  • Norris, Steve, Miami University, Fools & Cuckoos: The Outsider as Insider in Recent Russian War Films
  • Sulkin, Oleg, film critic for Novoye Russkoye Slovo, Ways of Identifying the Enemy in Today’s Russian Film
  • Torlone, Zara, Miami University, A Portrayal of People of ‘Caucasus’ in the Soviet Comedy of the 1960s & ‘70s
  • Widdis, Emma, University of Cambridge,‘Dressing the Part’:Clothing Otherness in the Cinema of the 1920s &‘30s
  • Woll, Josephine, Howard University, Under the Big Top: America Goes to the CIRCUS

Problems of the Postcommunist State

  • Argenbright, Robert, Miami University,Moscow’s Relic Spaces: Where Redevelopment Bogs Down
  • Bickford, Andrew, UC-Berkeley, Life in the Veterans’ Group: East German Army Officers, The Military, & Citizenship in the New German State
  • Bogdonova, Lena, European University, St. Petersburg, Citizen-and-power Interaction: Transforming Scenario: On the Material of the Citizens’ Complaints
  • Cash, Jennifer, Indiana University-Bloomington, The Social Role of Art & Artists in Post-Soviet Moldova: Cultural Policy, Institutional Reform, & Europeanization
  • Dunlop, John, Stanford University, Putin as a State Builder
  • Georgiadis, George, Cambridge University,External Determinants of Domestic Institutional Change: The Impact of EU Policies on the Patterns of Post-Communist Economic Transformation
  • Rogers, Douglas, Miami University, From State Farm to State Administration? The Fate of Municipalization Reforms in the Rural Perm Region
  • Roudakova, Natalia, Stanford University,Journalists as Politicians: “Independent” Media and the Privatization of Politics in Russia in the 1990s
  • Scherpereel, John, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sub-national Actors, European Integration, & State Reconfiguration in Postcommunist Europe
  • Sharafutdinova, Gulnaz, Miami University,The Oligarchs Are Coming! Capital Expansion & Center Periphery Battles in Post-Communist Russia
  • Suchland, Jennifer, University of Texas at Austin, Democratic Citizenship, Sexual Difference & the Postcommunist Russian State

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Imagining St. Petersburg, Humanities Symposium

  • Buckler, Julie, Harvard University, The City's Memory: Texts of Preservation and Loss in imperial St. Petersburg
  • Kharkhordin, Oleg, European University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg as Res Publica: Common Things and Commonwealth
  • Khazan, Vladimir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, St. Petersburg in Russian Emigré Poetry Between Two World Wars
  • Norris, Stephen, Miami University, Petersburg Patriotism in 1812: Lubok Artists and Russian National Identity
  • Nina Perlina, Indiana University, The Culture of the Seige in Leningrad


  • Cynthia Simmons, Boston College, The Culture of the Seige in Leningrad
  • Senkevitch, Anatole, University of Michigan,The Architectural and Urban Legacy of Petersburg: Projecting Modernity's Challenge
  • Elizabeth Valkenier, Columbia University, St. Petersburg: Capital of Russian Fine Arts
  • Richard Wortman, Columbia University, St. Petersburg as Symbolic Center

Russia in Global Context: Peoples, Environments, and Policies

  • Campbell, Craig, University of Alberta, Evenki Nomads of the Siberian Taiga
  • Golovnev, Andrei, Institue of History and Archaeology, Ekaterinburg, Russia in the Circumpolar North: An Overview
  • Gvozdeva, Elena, Russian Academy of Sciences, Young Leaders as the Critical Factor in Framing Sustainable Development (Russian Siberia as the Case)
  • Hancock, Nelson, American Museum of Natural History, Regimes of classification and the paradox of Kamchadal Heritage
  • Loukacheva, Natalia, University of Toronto,Arctic governance and legal systems of Greenland and Nunavut
  • Murphy, Jonathan, University of Cambridge,Civil society and social capital in the post-socialist Russian north
  • Round, John, University of Leicester,Marginalized for a lifetime? The everyday experiences of gulag survivors in post-Soviet Madagan
  • Thompson, Niobe, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Native whites: contesting local identities on Russia’s resource frontier
  • Ventsel, Aimar, Estonian Literary Museum,People won't dance if they have nothing to eat: do economic transformation and centrally planned cultural revival fit together?

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Reconfiguring the Humanities in the Post-Soviet World

  • Burleigh-Motley, Marian, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,Tchaikovsky’s St. Petersburg in Art and Architecture
  • Dergatcheva, Anna, Central European University, Emergence of Meaning and Cross-Cultural Translation in Vladimir Nabokov’s Translation and Commentary of Alexander Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin”
  • Fox, Pamela, Miami University, Tchaikovsky in America
  • Gasparov, Boris, Columbia University, Lost in a Symbolist City: Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and Andrey Biely’s Petersburg
  • Grintser, Nikolai, The Russian University for the Humanities, Moscow, Structuralizing Classics: Modern Theories in Contemporary Russian Classical Philology
  • Kostalevsky, Marina, Bard College, Nadezhda von Meck: Patronage and Passion
  • Loseff, Lev, Dartmouth College, Brodsky and Akhmatova, a Russian Tradition
  • Mitchell, Paul, Miami University, Fire and Water Imagery in Nikita Mikhalkov’s “Burnt by the Sun”
  • Morson, Gary Saul, Northwestern University,Narrativeness
  • Sanabria, Sergio, with architecture students, Miami University, Tatlin and the Tower of Babel:  Architecture Presentation
  • Shapiro, Gavriel, Cornell University, Vladimir Nabokov and the World of Art
  • Shcherbenok, Andrey, UC Berkeley, Literary History after Poststructuralism (Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bunin, Nabokov)

10 Years Later: Shock Therapy and Its Opponents, Who was right?

  • Dawisha, Karen, Director, Havighurst Center, Miami University, Political Learning in Postcommunist Elections
  • Friedman, Leonid, Moscow State University,The CIS Ten Years Later: Economic and Social Changes
  • Gaidar, Yegor, former Prime Minister of Russia, Subjective and Objective Forces in Post-Socialist Economic Reform
  • Gaidar, Yegor, former Prime Minister of Russia, Ten Years of Transition in Russia: Political and Economic Challenges
  • Gregory, Paul R., University of Houston,What Should We Have Expected from the Soviet Period: Should Soviet Specialists Have Been Consulted?
  • Hanson, Stephen, University of Washington,Russian Democracy in Comparative Perspective
  • Khrushcheva, Nina, Senior Fellow of World Policy Institute, Dept. of International Affairs, New School of Social Research,Lessons of transition: cultural contradictions of post-communism and the future of Russian liberalization
  • Mau, Vladimir, Director, Working Center for Economic Reform, Russia, Economic and Political Results of 2001 and Prospects for Consolidation of Economic Growth
  • Meliantsev, Vitali, Moscow State University and Havighurst Fellow, Russia (1991-2001): Reassessment of Macroeconomic Performance in Comparative Perspective
  • Petrov, Nikolai, Russian government working group on regional problems, Federalism Russian-Style and the Evolution of Center-Region Relations
  • Remington, Thomas, Emory University,Democratization and the Problem of Governance: exploring the effect of the change in political institutions on the quality of governance in Russia
  • Sheinis, Victor, Institute of the World Economy and International Relations, The Russian Constitution of 1993 in Historical Perspective

Placing Gender in Postcommunism

  • Brzozowska, Anna, Central European University, Belarus' gendered national construct
  • Grigar, Ewa, School of the Art Institute, The gendered body as raw material for women artists of Central Eastern Europe in the Post-Communist decade
  • Hromadzic, Azra, University of Pennsylvania,From object to subject: Bosnian war rapes and the emergence of female voices
  • Kapusta-Pofahl, Karen, University of Minnesota, "Who would create a Czech feminism?" Challenging assumptions in the process of creating relevant feminisms in the Czech Republic (for a copy, contact the author at kapu0004@umn.edu)
  • Lyon, Tania Rands, Princeton University,How patriarchal is Post-Soviet Russia? Gender beliefs and work-family choices
  • Shevchenko, Iulia, Research Fellow, European University at St. Petersburg (Russia), and a 2002-2003 Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, Representation of Women's Concerns in the Russian State Dumas: Voting Patterns of Female Legislators
  • Taraban, Svitlana, York University, The internet bride: Ukrainian women in virtual space
  • Weiner, Elaine, University of Michigan,Rational economic (wo)men: Czech female managers in the Post-Socialist era
  • Woodcock, Shannon, Sydney University,Violence, gender, and the construction of the Roma as Other in postcommunist Romania
  • Zatusevski, Ecaterina, Columbia University,Women in the postcommunist society: Business lady, victim of perestroika or a toy for men?

Havighurst Humanities Lecture Series, 2002-2003

  • Brumfield, William Craft, Tulane University,St. Petersburg and the Art of Survival
  • Goscilo, Helena, University of Pittsburgh,Unsaintly St. Petersburg: Visions and Visuals
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  • Venclova, Tomas, Yale University, A Meeting of Two Poets: Joseph Brodsky's "Nunc Dimittis"

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Imagining Russia

  • Brandenberger, David, Harvard University,The reemergence of Russocentrism in the 1930s: was it more than a ‘Great retreat'?
  • Brudny, Yitzhak, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Democracy and Identity in Post-Soviet Russia
  • Brumberg, Abraham, editor emeritus of Problems of Communism, Images of Russia from within the Bund
  • Dawisha, Karen, Director, Havighurst Center, Miami University, Havighurst Center Inaugural Address
  • Galtz, Roz, Miami University, Thoughts on studying russian everyday life in the post-Soviet era
  • Herrera, Yoshiko, Harvard University, The imagined economy in Russia
  • Jackson, William, Miami University, The image of Russia in international relations theory
  • Jacobs, Dan, Miami University, Images of Russia in the West
  • Kennedy, Michael, University of Michigan,Envisioning Russia from disciplinary and national borderlands
  • Kollmann, Nancy Shields, Stanford University, Enduring and Changing Aspects in the image of Russian despotism
  • Lieven, Anatol, Carnegie Institute for International Peace, Image of the West in Russian Nationalism
  • McFaul, Michael, Stanford University, Can Russia escape our image of its past?
  • Neuberger, Joan, University of Texas-Austin,Do Russians need a powerful Tsar? Eisenstein's images in Ivan the Terrible
  • Prizel, Ilya, University of Pittsburgh, Russian Nationalism: Threat or Chimera?
  • Simonia, Nodari A., Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, Putin's Russia: Succession, Return to the Past or Beginning of a New Era?
  • Stoner-Weiss, Kathryn, Princeton University,Imagined geographies in center-periphery relations
  • Thurston, Robert, Miami University, The dehumanization of the Russian people in Western images of Russia in the early Cold War
  • Tismaneanu, Vladimir, University of Maryland,Fear of Russia, or Fear for Russia in East European images
  • Touronok, Stanislav, Moscow State University & Postdoctoral Fellow, Havighurst Center, Corruption as a driving force and as a checks-and-balances mechanism of Post-Soviet politics
  • Touronok, Stanislav, Moscow State University & Postdoctoral Fellow, Havighurst Center, Playing with Images on the Pastures of Russian Politics
  • Von Hagen, Mark, Columbia University, The Problem of Legacies in Understanding Contemporary Russia
  • Woll, Josephine, Howard University, Can Russia live without Aleksandr Nevsky?
  • Ziolkowski, Margaret, Miami University, The Shifting Representation of Stalin in Russian Art and Literature 

Social Norms and Social Deviance

  • Bradatan, C., Pennsylvania State University,Suicide before and after the Fall of Communism
  • Kolodzei, Natalia, Kolodzei Art Foundation, New York, Gia Edzgveradze: Georgian-Soviet Hybrid within Nonconformist Circles
  • Kowalsky, S., University of North Carolina,Female Criminality in Revolutionary Russia
  • LaPierre, B., University of Chicago, "This is a Public Matter:" the Anti-Hooligan Campaign, 1953-1964
  • Levesque, J., University of Toronto,Collective Farm Idlers and the Soviet State after World War II
  • Metzo, K., Indiana University, Vodka, Spirits, and the Market
  • Packocinaite, E., Central European University Warsaw, Reducing the Problem of Youth Crime in Eastern Europe
  • Pap, A., New York University, National Minorities and Ethno corruption
  • Paynich, T., University of California, Riverside, Black-Market Patriotism in the 1930s
  • Retish, A., Ohio State University, The Peasantry and the Soviet Revolutionary Tribunals