Slavic Department graduate student Sergei Motov was awarded “judge’s choice” in NYU Jordan Center’s Graduate Student Essay Competition. The competition called for essays in cultural criticism, public-facing treatments of scholarly work, political analysis, and book, film, or event reviews. Motov’s essay was entitled Dostoevsky’s Most Stubborn Bureaucratic Type: Titular Councilor, Eternal Or Former? Judge’s choice selections are awarded $200 and the full essays are featured on the Jordan Center Blog. You can read Sergei’s essay here.

Brian Yang, also a graduate student of the Slavic Department, was elected as the sole student board member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. His term begins in January of 2024 and continues into 2025. 

Congratulations to Sergei and Brian!