ASN 2019 Convention Awards

The winners of the ASN 2019 Doctoral Paper Awards: Jelena Golubovic, Irina Soboleva, Colleen Wood, Ronay Bakan, Ekaterina Klimova and Alexander Kustov. Missing: Daniel Solomon.

The ASN 2019 World Convention Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday May 4.

The Harriman ASN Book Prize was awarded to Sarah Cameron for The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan (Cornell 2018). Special mentions were given to Jennie Schulze for Strategic Frames: Europe, Russia, and Minority Inclusion in Estonia and Latvia (Pittsburgh, 2018) and Andreas Wimmer for Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart (Princeton, 2018).

The 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

The Huttenbach Prize for Best Articles Published in Nationalities Papers went to Kimitaka Matsuzato for “Donbas War and Politics in Cities on the Front: Mariupol and Kramatorsk” (vol. 46, no. 6, 2018). Special mention was given to Ota Konrád for “Two Post-War Paths: Popular Violence in the Bohemian Lands Austria in the Aftermath of World War I."

The 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).

The winners of the First Annual Nationalities Papers Photo Contest were Damon Lynch (U of Minnesota, US), Hélène Thibault (Nazarbayev U, Kazakhstan), Koen Slootmaeckers (U of London, UK), Florian Bieber (U of Graz, Austria), Mariya Rohava (U of Oslo, Norway), Kriistina Silvan (U of Helsinki, Finland) and Annelle Sheline (Rice U, US). The pictures were taken during field work and will grace the covers of the printed version of Nationalities Papers throughout 2019.

The next ASN World Convention will take place on 7-9 May 2020 at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

Congratulations to all!

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