REEEC Associates are colleagues who fall under at least one of four distinctions: 1.) they are currently employed by the university in a non-faculty position but wish by zero-time appointment to certify scholarly interests that would not be clear from their appointment; 2.) they are independent scholars who possess research interests in Russian, East European, and/or Eurasian studies and affiliation with REEEC gives standing to their individual research efforts; 3.) they are recent graduates from Illinois who were affiliated with REEEC during their studies at Illinois and wish to stay connected to the community; 4.) they are former Illinois faculty who were affiliated with REEEC and wish to stay connected. If you are interested in becoming a REEEC Associate, please contact REEEC at email@example.com
SARA BRINEGAR, firstname.lastname@example.org
Former REEEC MA student and current History PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The role of the development and exploitation of oil in the formation of the Soviet Union, with particular reference to Azerbaijan.
FRANCIS BUTLER, email@example.com
Slavic Languages and Literatures. PhD, Slavic, University of California, Berkeley. Early Russian writings; Kievan Rus.
- RALPH CLEM, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emeritus Professor of Geography, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University. PhD, Geography with a concentration in Soviet Studies, Columbia University.
EDA DERHEMI, email@example.com
Research Scholar, Institute of Communications Research; Visiting Teaching Associate of Italian, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. PhD, Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Linguistic and cultural endangerment of minorities; critical discourse analysis of the media; Albanian linguistics, history and media; post-communist migration.
CELIA ELLIOT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, External Affairs and Special Projects, Department of Physics. Since 1993, Eliot has assisted former nuclear weapons and bioweapons scientists from the former Soviet Union (FSU) to adapt to their new globalized world, traveling to the FSU 27 times. She is the author of two books that have been published in Russian by the International Science and Technology Center, one on preparing grant proposals and one on preparing scientific papers for publication in Western technical journals, and is finishing a third book on technical communications for scientists and engineers.
- ERIK HERRON, email@example.com
Eberly Family Professor, Department of Political Science, West Virginia University. PhD, Political Science, Michigan State University.
- JACK J. HUTCHENS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Lecturer of Polish Language and Culture at the University of Florida. Faculty advisor for POLSA (Polish Student Association), University of Florida. Slavic Languages and Literatures PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- RICHARD L. JAEHNE, email@example.com
Director, Illinois Fire Service Institute. Former NATO commander. NATO involvement in the Balkans; International/homeland security; counter-terrorism.
SARA KENDZIOR, firstname.lastname@example.org
Journalist, researcher, and consultant. Op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English and for the Vitae section of The Chronicle of Higher Education. PhD in Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis. Political anthropology, the internet and digital media, dissident politics, diaspora, nationhood, state conflict and violence, Islam, former Soviet Union, Central Asia, Uzbekistan.
JUNG AH KIM
Lecturer, Russian Languages and Literatures, Seoul National University. PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois. 19th c. Russian literature; Dostoevsky.
- SANJA KORIC, email@example.com
Engineer Specialist, Facilities and Services
KATHERINE MCCARTHY, firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD, History, University of Pittsburgh. Croatian history.
IVAN P. NIKOLOV, email@example.com
Director, Center for International Programs, Valdosta State University, Georgia. PhD, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. International education, Bulgarian education.
Russian politics; EU enlargement and Eastern Europe.
- CURTIS RICHARDSON, firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent Researcher and REEEC instructor. 20th century Russian literature; international disarmament and security.
- MATTHEW ROSENSTEIN, email@example.com
Director, Global Education and Training, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, University of Illinois. PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois. 20th century Russian literature; international disarmament and security.
- HELEN SULLIVAN
Librarian, Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, University of Illinois.
- ELIZABETH TALBOT
Retired Outreach Coordinator of REEEC. PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina. Reviewer of textbooks on REEES for the Library Journal.
- ALEXANDRA TIPEI
Illinois alumna (BA, 2004) and Champaign native. PhD, History, Indiana University. Modern and Eastern Europe.
- BRENDA TROFANENKO
Trofanenko is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Culture, Community and Education at Acadia University in Wolfville, NS. She is also a visiting professor at the University of Toronto.
- SASHA TSENKOVA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor in International Development and Planning, University of Calgary, Canada. PhD, Architecture, Technical University, Prague; PhD, Planning & Geography, University of Toronto. Comparative urban and housing policy in Central and Eastern Europe.
- RICHARD VOGEN, email@example.com
Director of Planning, College of ACES. MBA, University of Illinois. Former Director of the International Operations for the US Grains Council. Russian grain market development and agribusiness management.
- RADE ZINAIC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent Researcher. PhD, Social and Political Thought, York University, Toronto. Knowledge production on the Balkans; Balkan revolutionaries; Marxism; dissidents; Cultural Studies; and South Slavic folklore.