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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)

Cullan Bendig

Graduate student

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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

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

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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

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

Interests: Balkans, corruption, democracy, and social movements

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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

Alexandra Jovanovic

Graduate student

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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

Nicholas Laznovsky

Graduate student

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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

Terry Orr

Graduate student

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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: Social and Cultural History of the Soviet Union, the Baltic States, Theories of Colonialism, Ethnic Relations, Cultural Studies

Valerie Toropin

Graduate student

Theodore Warner

Graduate student

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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

Kathryn Yegorov-Crate

Graduate student