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Douglas Smith
June 29, 2018
On May 11th the Slavic department held our 50th anniversary celebration.  Author Douglas Smith delivered a fantastic talk about his latest book "Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs". The lecture was followed by a reception in the Walker Ames room.  A wonderful time was had by all.  Special thanks to Piotr Horoszowski for his great photos.  More can be found... Read more
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June 18, 2018
The Slavic Department held our annual convocation celebration on 6/8/2018 in Suzzallo Library's Smith room.  Dr. B. Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz was our keynote speaker.  She spoke about her time as a Ph.D. student at the department and offered advice to all of our graduation students. All of our graduates and award winners can be found on the uploaded program.  We want to offer our most heartfelt congratulations to our students for all of their hard work.  We wish you all the best in your bright... Read more
The Americans
May 30, 2018
Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Slavic, Jewish, and International Studies, discusses the FX show ‘The Americans’ and how it has repeatedly challenged the narrative that the end of the Cold War represented the virtues of capitalism and American foreign policy, in his article “... Read more
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April 16, 2018
Big thanks to our undergrad adviser, Gina Gould, for tracking down the course listings from 1969/70. This is the first time that the Slavic Department appeared in the course listings. The pics below have a summary of the department and its programs as well as a listing of our course offerings. Note that we were listed alphabetically directly after "Secretarial Studies".  You can also spy James Augerot (current Professor Emeritus) listed among the facutly as an Assistant Professor! This find... Read more
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April 13, 2018
José Alaniz, has been selected to be recognized at the Latinx Faculty Recognition Event. This annual event honors the scholarly achievements of Latina and Latino faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington for the academic year 2017-2018.  Criteria for recognition include: promotion to associate or full professor, acceptance or publication of an article in a high impact journal, publication of a book, securing a major grant or retiring during or near the end of the academic... Read more
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April 11, 2018
Congratulations to department undergraduate major, Alexis McClimans. She will have an essay published in the Spring version of "The Birch", a Slavic studies journal published by the University of Columbia. Her paper is titled "The Politics of Adaptation: the Violence of Ovashvili’s The Other Bank." The essay examines the differences between Nugzar Shataidze's short story "Journey to Africa" and George Ovashvili's adaptation The Other Bank, and how those changes represent the shifting political... Read more
April 4, 2018
On Thursday, March 29th, Ph.D. Student Cyrus Rodgers and his wife Jen welcomed their daughter, Lucille, to the world.  To quote her dad "She came into the world tired and fuzzy with a pretty full head of hair. She weighed 7lbs & 7oz." The Slavic Department hopes you will join us all in wishing Cyrus and his family congratulations on their new edition!
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March 29, 2018
Professor Sasha Senderovich has an article published in the Stranger about the shuttering of Seattle's Russian Consulate.  It's a great read so be sure to check it out.
Michael Biggins
March 20, 2018
UW Slavic librarian, Michael Biggins, will be delivering the keynote address "Canons Continually Recast:  Claiming Space for the Genius of Europe’s Borderlands" at the annual Midwest Slavic Conference at Ohio State this Saturday, March 24th. More information and an abstract of the talk can be found here 
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February 21, 2018
Congratulations to Jake Hansen, a department undergrad major. He recently received news that his translation of "The Bus" (Rus: Автобус) written by contemporary prose writer Olga Isayeva was accepted for publication by The Birch (an undergraduate Slavic & Eastern European Studies journal put out by Columbia University). Prior to this, Isayeva's work has never been published in English translation. Hats off to Jake!... Read more