Bechev, Dimitar

Director, European Policy Institute (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Research: EU’s external relations, the politics and modern history of Turkey and the Balkans, Russian foreign policy

Goldman, Leah

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Humanities, Reed College

Research: Russian and Soviet history; modern European history; cultural and social history; Stalinist culture; Thaw and late Soviet culture; censorship

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Van Atta, Don

Independent scholar and development consultant

Research: political economy of agriculture and rural change in the former Soviet Union


Hale-Dorrell, Aaron

Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research: Soviet history, the postwar era; the Khrushchev era; social and political history; agrarian history; the history of economic life under state socialism


Jacobs, Adrianne

Adjunct Faculty, MatSu College, University of Alaska Anchorage; Upper School History Teacher, Harpeth Hall School

Research: Russian and Soviet history; cultural history; food culture; consumerism; women and gender; late socialism


Levy, Nicholas

Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Stanford University

Research: Russian and East European History; trade and exchange in the Socialist Bloc; state socialist political economy; Soviet-Polish relations; the global 1970s; social and economic history; urban history


Olich, Jacqueline

Director of University Collaborations, RTI International

Research: Best practices in inter-institutional collaborations


Richardson, Curtis

Western Governors University

Research: Nationalism; gender studies; violence; civil society in Imperial Russia

Stanskikh, Stanislav

Legal Scholar and Community Organizer

Research: Russian law and constitutional history; current Russian constitutional development; U.S. immigration policies and asylum process


Stawkowski, Magdalena

Teaching Scholar, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, NC State University

Research: Medical anthropology; political economy; nuclear testing and health; post-Soviet transformations; Central Asia; Kazakhstan

Whitaker, Erinn

Government-Commissioned Research Fellow 

Research: Modern Russian politics; German-Russian relations; the Ukraine crisis; leadership studies; behavioral negotiation theory


Wolowyna, Oleh

Director of the Center for Demographic & Social-economics Research of Ukrainians in the US, Shevchenko Scientific Society, New York

Research: Demography of the 1932-33 famine in the Soviet Union; demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Ukrainians in the US