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Molly Adler

Master's Candidate | Teaching Assistant |
BUR 582

Education: BA International Business and Russian with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, Juniata College

Interests: Russian | National Security | Emergence of Technologies and Nation Building | Russian Political History | Olympics and International Sporting Events

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Kari Andreev

Masters Candidate

Interests: The Sakha Republic (Yakutia), De-Russification after the fall of the Soviet Union

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Guadalupe Barrientos

Graduate student

Education: B.A. in Linguistics and Languages, Swarthmore College

Interests: Translation and Interpretation Studies, Foreign and Second Language Acquisition, Russian and Mexican Cultural Overlap, Russian Folk Culture and Traditions

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Jacquelyn Andrea Chorush

Graduate student

Interests: Russian | Transnational Organized Crime and Globalization in Southeastern Eastern Europe | Impact of Cooperative Enterprises on Enfranchisement of Marginalized Communities | Cryptocurrency | Anonymous and Hacktivism | Research and Advocacy relating to the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

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Michael Deegan

Graduate student

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Aleksej Demjanski

Master's Candidate | Teaching Assistant |
BUR 584

Education: B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science, The George Washington University

Interests: Social movements, democratization, politics, and civil society in the Western Balkans

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Michael Dorman

Graduate student

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Olga Dorman

Graduate student

Education: MA in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies, UT Austin

Interests: The development of Belarussian culture, literature, and language under the influence of Polish culture and literature; Belarussian folklore

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Brenda Gonzalez

Graduate student |

Interests: Fall of the Soviet Union, Chernobyl, Gorbachev, U.S./Soviet relations in the 80's

John Griffis

Masters Candidate

Interests: Russian politics, economics, history, and culture; geopolitics; foreign policy; security

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Quinn O'Dowd

Graduate student |
BUR 580

Education: B.A. in History and Political Communication, Louisiana State University

Interests: Czech language, Czech politics and culture, the Velvet Revolution, political communications in post-communist Europe, resistance and counter-culture

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Zachary Reeves

Graduate student

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Brian Selman

Master's Candidate | Teaching Assistant |
(409) 224-0943 |
BUR 582

Education: B.A. in Russian Language and Culture and International Relations and Global Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Cultural Conflict in Russia and Ukraine | Celebrity Culture under the Putin Regime | U.S. Cultural and Public Diplomacy | Soviet Nostalgia and its Effects | Regional Organizations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Cameron Severts

Graduate student

Mansoor Sheikh

Master's Candidate | Teaching Assistant |
Burdine 580

Education: B.A. in Slavic & Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Conflicts in Central Asian Ferghana Valley | Interregional Cooperation Between Central Asian States | Conflict Management | Conflict Minerals in Africa | Photography | Outdoor Activities | Philosophizing |

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Rebekah Switala

Master's Candidate

Interests: Russian, Polish, and Romanian languages and culture; women and gender; popular culture

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Jessica Terry

Graduate student

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Patrick Thomas

Graduate student |
BUR 584

Education: MA in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Conflict | World War II | Holocaust | Poland | Cold War | Geopolitics | Development and Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

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James Wenninger

Graduate student

Education: M.A. in Diplomacy, Norwich University

Interests: Russian language, employment of Russian statecraft in the post-Soviet sphere

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Ryan Williams

Masters Candidate

Interests: Emerging Technologies and Russian Civil Society