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Decolonization In Focus Series • Perspectives from Outside the Anglophone Academy

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The monument of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko on the central square of Borodyanka town in Kyiv Oblast on April 5, 2022. Photo by Oleg Petrasiuk.

Discourse and Decolonization: Perspectives from Outside the Anglophone Academy is the second panel of the Decolonization in Focus Series. REGISTER>>

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 East European & 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 have six virtual panels featuring speakers from various disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing East European & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in teaching, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field.


MODERATOR:
Vitaly Chernetsky, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas
President-Elect, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

SPEAKERS:
Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Associate Professor of Economics, Warsaw School of Economics
Botakoz Kassymbekova, Assistant Professor of History, University of Basel
Iryna Sklokina, Historian and Researcher, Lviv Center for Urban History


Sponsorship
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.

The following centers provided additional financial support:
Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Ohio State University
Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington