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  • 05/16/2022 - Professor Eugene Avrutin (History, affiliate with Slavic) has published an important new study of the history of race and racism in Russia with Bloomsbury. Racism in Modern Russia: From the...

  • 03/04/2022 - Slavic Review, the leading journal in Slavic Studies, edited by Harriet Murav, is hosting a discussion forum with short pieces by experts addressing aspects of the war in Ukraine. We...

  • 02/28/2022 - The SGSA along with the Slavic Department and REEEC also condemns the unprovoked military assault by the Russian government on Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. We, the SGSA, reject the false...

  • 02/28/2022 - A large crowd rallied at the Alma Mater on campus on Sunday at noon to show support for Ukraine in an event organized by the Ukrainian Students Association. Many Slavic students, grad students,...

  • 02/25/2022 - The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign We Condemn the Military Assault on Ukraine...

  • 02/24/2022 - Yesterday WAND TV interviewed Professor Valeria Sobol and Slavic graduate student Daria Semenova to get their personal perspective on the events unfolding in Ukraine. This was before the invasion...

  • 12/09/2021 - Congratulations are due to Professor Emeritus Finke on his new book, Freedom from Violence and Lies: Anton Chekhov's Life and Writings, just out from Reaktion Books! The book is described as...

  • 11/22/2021 - Lilya Kaganovsky, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, has received an NEH (...

  • 10/29/2021 - Here is a link to the latest department newsletter. If you have news for the next newsletter, please send it to the...

  • 10/06/2021 - Professor George Gasyna was interviewed recently on the topic of the Polish mid-20th century "angry young man" author Marek Hłasko, for a series called "Encounters with Polish Literature" created by...

  • 05/07/2021 - Slavic graduate student Daria Semenova has been awarded a 2021 ASEEES Summer Dissertation Writing Grant in support of her project “At Home and Away: Community Belonging in Polish, Russian, and...

  • 04/14/2021 - Slavic graduate students LeiAnna Hammel and Daria Semenova are both recipients of competitive support for their dissertation projects. LeiAnna has been named a 2021-22 Program Fellow of the...

  • 03/15/2021 - Russian opposition leader Alexsei Navalny – the main political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin who has exposed government corruption – recently was sentenced to more than two years in...

  • 03/15/2021 - Professor Valeria Sobol has been selected as LAS Dean's Distinguished Professorial Scholar for the academic year 2021-2022. Each year, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences awards...

  • 12/22/2020 - Professor Harriet Murav's book, David Bergelson’s Strange New World: Untimeliness and Futurity, published by Indiana University Press, was awarded honorable mention for the Modern Language...