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Paul Adams

Master's candidate |

Education: MFA in Literature and Creative Writing, Texas State University

Interests: Literature and Culture of Southeastern Europe, (Mis)use of Ancient and Medieval History in Constructing Modern Ethnic Identities, Ethnic and Group Identity in Hellenistic, Byzantine, and Ottoman Southeastern Europe, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language(s)

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Cullan Bendig

Master's candidate |
BUR 584

Education: B.A. in History and Political Science, University of Vermont

Interests: 19th and 20th century Central European history | Czech history | National identity | Persistence of cultural and economic institutions across regime changes | Imperialism | Public History

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Jacquelyn Andrea Chorush

Master's candidate

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

Master's Candidate

Education: B.A. in History and Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Information Influence Operations, Disinformation Campaigns, Gendered Narratives in Propaganda, Media, & Civil Society

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Michelle Daniel

Master's candidate |
BUR 582

Education: Bachelor of Music in Composition, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Radio Broadcasting to the Soviet Union in the 20th century | Russian Geopolitics | 19th and 20th century Russian composers and writers | Modern Russian-Middle East relations | Counterterrorism in the Russian sphere of influence | Russia-China relations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation | Post-Soviet defense and intelligence | Russian political ideology and history

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Aleksej Demjanski

Master's Candidate |
BUR 582

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

Interests: Balkans, democracy promotion, media freedom, civil society

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Samantha Farmer

Master's Candidate

Education: B.A., History and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, minors in Comparative Literature and Women's/Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Balkans, Central/Eastern Europe, Serbo-Croatian, 20th/21st century literature, literary theory, translation studies, queer studies, postsocialism

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Alexandra Ni Guerrero

Master's candidate

Education: B.A. in Psychology and Russian Studies, UCLA

Interests: National Security | U.S. - Russia politics | Central Asia

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Tracy Heim

Master's candidate

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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Morgan Henson

Master's candidate

Education: B.A. in History, Fordham University

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

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Zachary Johnson

Graduate student |

Interests: Russian Language, Russian Geopolitics, Soviet History, Khrushchev Era/de-Stalinization , US-Russia Relations & Diplomacy in the Age of Putin , American Business interests in Eastern Europe

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Alexandra Jovanovic

Master's candidate

Education: B.A. in International Security Studies, University of Oklahoma

Interests: International Security, Nuclear Policy, Energy & Security, U.S.-Russia Relations

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Michael Jurkovic

Master's candidate

Education: BA, History and Language Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Interests: Yugoslavia, Croatia, Bosnian Croatian Serbian languages, Russia, Russian language, Russian and Soviet History, ethnic identity, nationalism, Cold War, Eastern European film

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Nicholas Laznovsky

Masters Candidate

Interests: The North Caucasus Region and History, Russia's relationship with Post-Colonial Regions, Cultural and Ethnic Identity in the North Caucasus.

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Matthew Orr

Master's candidate

Education: B.A. in Russian Language and Literature, The George Washington University

Interests: Civic Education in Russia, Democratization in the Post-Soviet Space, Contemporary Russian Literature, US-Russian Relations

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Terry Orr

Master's Candidate |
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Education: BA Classical Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Romanian culture, language, and political transformation since overthrow of Communist regime.  Romanian Orthodox Church iconography.

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Thomas Rehnquist

Master's candidate

Education: B.A. History, Bowdoin College

Interests: Russian and Soviet History, Soviet Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Film, Basketball

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Nikidrea Rey

Master's candidate

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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Audrius Rickus

Master's candidate

Education: Master in Economic Law, Sciences Po Paris - Paris Institute of Political Studies

Interests: Diplomatic History of the Cold War, East-West Relations, the Soviet Union, European Communities, the Eastern Bloc, the Baltic States, Détente

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Kaitlin Scott

Graduate student

Education: B.A. International Relations and Global Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Russian Language, Art & Literature, Culture, History, Diplomacy/Relations, Democracy, Cuisine | American-Russian Relations | American Diplomacy | International Security | Cyberterrorism | Counterterrorism

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Lera Toropin

Master's Candidate

Education: B.A. in Japanese, minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Penn State University

Interests: Post-Soviet Russia, Putinism, grassroots cultural exchange programs, U.S.-Russia relations, foreign diplomacy, national security, relationship between Russia's government and its citizens, Russian political protests

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Sarah Van Hoose

Graduate student

Education: B.A. History, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Czech language, Military History, First World War, Russian Revolution, Czechoslovak Legion, Memory Studies

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Theodore Warner

Master's candidate

Education: B.A. in Political Science, Texas State University

Interests: Diplomacy, National Security, Russia-United States Relations, Russian Political Culture

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Katherina Wierschke

Master's candidate |
BUR 584

Education: B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Ethnic Conflict in the Post-Communist Space, Migration Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Russian Foreign Policy, and Relations between Russia and Latin America

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Lucia Winkeler

Master's candidate

Education: B.A. of International Studies (Politics and Diplomacy focus) and Modern Languages (Russian), Texas A&M University

Interests: U.S. foreign policy; U.S.-Russian relations; Russian relations to its near abroad; South Caucasus region; international security

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Kathryn Yegorov-Crate

Master's Candidate

Education: B.A. International Studies, B.A. Slavic Languages & Literatures with a focus in Russian, minor in Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington

Interests: Indigeneity, Indigenous peoples of the Circumpolar North, ethnic minorities in Russia, non-Slavic Russians, decolonization, climate change, environmental racism

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600
    Burdine Hall 452
    Austin, TX 78712