CFP: The First Wave of Russian Emigration

Deadline: October 26 2020

The Research Centre for Russian Studies and Methodology invites you to participate in a series of symposia on The First Wave of Russian Emigration, the opening event of which will take place on November 13, 2020, online.

The aim of the opening symposium “The First Wave of Russian Emigration: Focal Points of Research” will be to explore the range of research topics regarding the first wave of Russian emigration with an interdisciplinary approach.

Experts studying the first wave of Russian emigration face a multifaceted set of phenomena, which can be approached from various angles. Besides researching the lives of individual émigrés and personal decision-making strategies, it is possible to group émigrés by geographic, professional, and ideological factors. The examination of these groups, as well as emigree institutions, scientific schools and press may help exploring the dynamics and collective identity of émigré communities.

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Job: Visiting Project Coordinator (REEEC, University of Illinois)

Deadline: October 26, 2020

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time position as Visiting Project Coordinator.  The position will manage and execute academic programs and grant initiatives for REEEC; teach one graduate or undergraduate course per year; and also provide shared service in support of grants management in the Illinois Global Institute.  For complete details, visit  Deadline: October 26, 2020.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Visiting Project Coordinator
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Visiting Project Coordinator will manage and execute the academic programs and grant initiatives for the Russian, E. European, and Eurasian Center. This position will also provide shared service to the grant management in the Illinois Global Institute.

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Jobs: Second Language Acquisition Specialist & Language SME/Materials Developer

Deadline: October 16, 2020

The National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland is searching to fill positions for subject matter experts in Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and a long list of other languages. You can find the job listing for these positions at under the title “Language SME/Materials Developer.”

The National Foreign Language Center is also looking for experts in test item development and second language acquisition. You can find the job listing for this position at under the title “Second Language Acquisition Specialist SLA.”

As a research institute of the University of Maryland, the National Foreign Language Center works to define the current and future language needs of the nation and helps build capacity to meet those needs.

Both positions are full-time, contract jobs and are fully remote. Contract renewal is dependent on future funding and satisfactory performance. Interviews will be conducted remotely.

Those interested in applying to either position should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to with the name of the position (and language, if applicable) in the subject line by Friday, October 16.

ASEEES Virtual Convention

Deadline: October 7 (for reduced registration fees)

2020 ASEEES Virtual Convention, November 5-8 and 14-15

Join us for the Virtual Convention in November. With over 500 panels and roundtables, a film series, and networking activities, the virtual convention is a great opportunity, especially for those who have not been able to attend the in-person conventions in the past, to learn about latest scholarship and meet colleagues in the field. Registrants will also have a access to session recordings after the convention. The virtual convention website will become available in late October.

Register by October 7
Regular registration ends on  October 7, after which the registration fees will be higher. You must be registered in order to access the virtual platform, which will become available in late October. We also ask that you consider donating ASEEES so that we can offer more waivers to support graduate students and scholars in need to participate in the convention.

All registration, registration waiver, and donation information can be found on the Registration page

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Program Coordinator Job (Melikian Center, ASU)

Deadline: October 12, 2020

Melikian Center at ASU is currently hiring a program coordinator! The position involves a lot of work in support of the Critical Languages Program. Recent grads with a keen interest in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe, and the region’s languages, are encouraged to apply.
The program coordinator provides in-person, online and telephone support to current & future students, faculty affiliates, language instructors, visitors and external agencies and other stakeholders; develops and conducts outreach and recruitment campaigns, to include advertising events, social media campaigns, website updates, classroom visits, and represents CLI and/or the Melikian Center in relevant events at ASU and beyond; and oversees the CLI application process and manages application materials.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

CFP: Folklorica, the Journal of the Slavic, E European & Eurasian Folklore Association

Deadline: October 31, 2020

Folklorica, the Journal of the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Folklore Association, is accepting submissions for a special issue on vernacular responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Covid-19 Pandemic has sent a ripple through a fraught and interconnected world, drastically shifting global currents towards stasis and seclusion. Countries have shut-down, hospitals have been overwhelmed, people have been relegated to their homes and the world has ground to a halt in a number of ways. It is in such times of crisis as these that folklore becomes a tool to fill the gaps of indeterminacy, to provide comfort, to attempt to explain how and why these events are unfolding and, in more insidious manifestations, to cast blame for the crisis on various real or imagined parties.

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Professional Development Workshop: Networking in Washington, DC (Clements Center)

Event Date: October 13 at 4 pm CT

As part of the Clements Center’s mission to prepare students for careers in public service, we are pleased to host a Professional Development Workshop on Networking in Washington D.C. featuring former Clements Center students, Kelsey Ritchie and Maria Pereyra-Vera.  At the workshop, our panelists will talk to students about how to network, the etiquette of networking, and their own personal experiences networking in D.C. This workshop is designed for all students interested in careers in public service in the federal government, intelligence community, military, and large-scale international organizations. Maria is currently Special Assistant in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Kelsey currently works for Deloitte’s defense and national security consulting practice. 

WHERE: (Meeting ID: 925 7365 9646)

Info Sessions for International Relations/Global Studies (SRAS)

Info Sessions for IR/Global Studies
Join SRAS for a series of information sessions aimed at students in IR/Global Studies and a range of related fields – security, terrorism, diplomacy, peace, business, and more. In the general sessions we discuss “Building the International Resume” and look at the non-traditional locations offered by SRAS. In thei Special Topic Info Session series, the hosts of the programs abroad will do a short talk on a relevant topic, followed by an opportunity for Q&A and discussion with SRAS alumni. Check it out!

Getting Started with Russian Online course (SRAS)

Deadline: October 30, 2020

Начинаем! Getting Started with Russian

When: 4 meetings + asynchronous work

Cost: $99

What: Looking to “sample” Russian and determine whether it is the language for you? This is a no stress, no test way for you to familiarize yourself with a language that may look intimidating on the surface, but is so rewarding to learn. Our colleagues in Kyiv (morning/early afternoon/Saturday) and Irkutsk (evenings) are ready to introduce the Russian language and convince you that you can and should do it – whether taking a course at your home institution, online, or abroad!