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25th Annual World Convention of the

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY


Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

6-8 May 2021

ASN 2021 Convention Awards

5 ASN Awards:

BEST BOOK ON NATIONALISM (Joseph Rothschild Award)

The 2020 Harriman ASN Book Prize was awarded to Jelena Subotic for Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance After Communism (Cornell 2019). An Honorable Mention was also given to Licia Cianetti for The Quality of Divided Democracies: Minority Inclusion, Exclusion, and Representation in the New Europe (Michigan 2019).

Best Book on Nationalism


The 2019 Doctoral Papers Awards were given to

  • Jelena Golubovic (Simon Fraser U, Canada, Balkans Section), “To Me You Are Not a Serb”: Ethnicity, Ambiguity, and Anxiety in Post-War Sarajevo

  • Daniel Solomon (Georgetown U, US, Central Europe Section), “Explaining Subnational Variations in Pogrom Violence: The Case of Kristallnacht”

  • Colleen Wood (Columbia U, US, Eurasia/Caucasus Combined Sections), Who Belongs in "Our Common Home": Public Education and National v. Ethnic Identification in Kyrgyzstan”

  • Alexander Kustov (Princeton U, US, Migration/Nationalism Combined Sections), ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’: What Can We Learn About Immigration Politics from Public Opposition to Emigration?

  • Ekaterina Klimenko (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Poland, Russia Section), Church, State and Memory:Remembering the Revolution and Building the Nation in Contemporary Russia

  • Ronay Bakan (Yale U, US, Turkey Section), Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Contentious Politics: A Case of Urban Warfare in the Kurdish Region of Turkey

  • Irina Soboleva (Columbia U, US, Ukraine Section), Exaggerating the Gap: Heterogeneous Effects of Civil Engagement Campaigns in Polarized Societies

Best Doctoral Papers Awards


The 2020 Huttenbach Prize for Best Article Published in Nationalities Papers went to Mark T. Kettler for “Designing Empire for the Civilized East: Colonialism, Polish Nationhood, and German War Aims in the First World War” (vol. 47, no. 6, 2019).

Best Article in Nationalities Papers


The 2019 Award for Best Documentary went to The Trial of Ratko Mladic (UK, 2018). Special mentions were given to Novaya (Russia, 2019) and The Waldheim Waltz (Austria, 2018).

Best World Documentary


The winners of the Second Annual Nationalities Papers Photo Contest were Julie George (CUNY Queen’s College, US), Paul Goode (Carleton U, Canada), Mila Dragojević (Sewanne U of the South, US), Ana Milosević (KU Leuven, Belgium), Kira Kaurinkoski (Aix-Marseille U, France; Finland), and Buket Oztas (Furman U, US). The pictures were taken during field work and will grace the covers of the printed version of Nationalities Papers throughout 2020.

Best Papers Photo in Nationalities Papers

The next ASN World Convention will take place on 6-8 May 2021.

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

Congratulations to all!

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