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Molly Adler

Master's Candidate | Teaching Assistant | Brumley Fellow |
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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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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Ellery Cushman

Graduate student

Interests: Ethnic violence and Genocide Studies, Humanitarian Interventions, National Security, Rise of Populism in Eastern Europe, Sources of Instability

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Michael Deegan

Graduate student

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Aleksej Demjanski

Master's Candidate

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

Interests: Social movements, democratization, corruption, rule of law, and contemporary politics in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the Western Balkans

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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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Tracy Heim

Graduate student

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Czech, Russian, music, brass instruments, economics, global policy, geopolitics, business development

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Nicolas Hemlock

Graduate student

Education: BA in International Relations, Government, and Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Russian foreign policy, Russian interaction with Western governing and security institutions, Russian civil society

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Morgan Henson

Graduate student

Education: B.A. in History, Fordham University

Interests: Soviet History, Russian/Ukrainian/Soviet Culture, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Sociology

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Zachary Reeves

Graduate student

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Nikidrea Rey

Graduate student

Education: B.A. International Studies - International Relations with a focus on Global Political Economies, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Interests: Soviet history | U.S.- Russia Defense Cooperation | Russian culture and sphere of influence | Security and stability in post-Soviet States

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Cameron Severts

Graduate student

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Rebekah Switala

(on leave)
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