CUNY REEES Events in January and February 2023

Workshops, panel discussions and book talks are lined up for the new year – check them out!

January 27 – EphemeREAL: Migrant Labor and Russian-Chechen Conflict Revealed when the Document Hits the Stage

The CUNY REEES Workshop hosts Susanna Weygandt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Sewanee: University of the South, to present new research on a subgenre of New Drama (Novaia Drama) known as docudrama emerged specifically to voice “direct utterance” from marginal contemporary social groups in Russia about social problems.

Join the workshop via Zoom on Friday at 12:30 pm.

February 8Cultivating Food Security in Ukraine: A Local and Global Perspective

Join a virtual panel discussion with experts studying the impact of the war in Ukraine on agro-food systems. Participants include Vitalii Dankevych (International Economic Relations and European Integration, Polissia National University, Ukraine), Natalia Mamonova (Institute for Rural and Regional Research (RURALIS), Norway), and Susanne Wengle (Political Science, University of Notre Dame, US). The panel will be moderated by Diana Mincyte (Sociology, City University of New York-City Tech) and Renata Blumberg (Nutrition and Food Studies, Montclair State University).

Register to join this event via Zoom on Wednesday at 12:00 pm.

February 10 – Crossing the Bridges: From Lvov Across the Steppes to Asia to London’s Doodlebugs

Eva Hoffman Jedruch, author, will give a talk about her book about her mother’s wartime odyssey between Lvov, Asia, London and Argentina.

Join this talk on Friday at 12:00 pm virtually via Zoom and RSVP to attend in person at the Graduate Center, CUNY at

February 24 – Biography and history of Alexander Weissberg-Cybulski (1901-1964) 

The CUNY REEES Workshop hosts Irena Grudzinska Gross, Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Science and Guggenheim Fellow, to share new research concerns the life of Alexander Weissberg-Cybulski (1901-1964), an Austrian-Jewish physicist, writer, businessman, communist, then anti-communist and gambler.

Join the workshop via Zoom on Friday at 12:30 pm.