Call for NewsNet Articles on De-colonizing Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
As we face the horrors of Russia’s war in Ukraine and Putin’s use of historical distortions and cynical lies to justify the war, the call for de-colonizing Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies has become more essential than ever. Slavic Review has already started this important discussion for the field.
We plan to publish a year-long series in NewsNet on “De-colonizing Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Undergraduate Teaching and Graduate Training.” What does “de-colonizing SEEES” mean and how do we go about the process, particularly in terms of undergraduate teaching and graduate training? What concrete curricular changes can we make to amplify a wider variety of voices and perspectives, paying particular attention to those that have been historically subordinated to, or silenced by, Russian voices and perspectives?
Please send an email with your interest to Kelly McGee, Deputy Director, at KMCGEE@pitt.edu. The articles should be 1500-2000 words in length.