CUNY REEES Kruzhok: Fall 2022 Schedule

All workshop sessions meet on selected Fridays at 12:3o pm EST.

Register for one or all sessions via Zoom. After registering you will receive information about how to join the workshop and a paper to review a week before the session.

September 30 with Gabriel Lataianu

Title: “Refugees from Ukraine and the perception of war in Romania: psycho-social studies and research

Dr. Gabriel Lataianu is an Assistant Professor of sociology at the Queensborough Community College (City University of New York), USA. He graduated with M.A. in sociology from the Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland), and a Ph.D. from the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland). Since 2007, he has taught courses of sociology in Arizona, New Jersey, and New York. Between 2004 and 2010 he worked as a counselor for immigrant children in Phoenix, Arizona.

October 7 with Leslie Waters

Title: “Nationalization and Globalization in Competition: The 1992 Olympics and the New Europe

Dr. Leslie Waters is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at El Paso. She received her PhD in History from UCLA in 2012. Her work focuses on the social and political impact of border changes, and her first book, Borders on the Move: Territorial Change and Ethnic Cleansing in the Hungarian-Slovak Borderland was published in 2020 by University of Rochester Press. Her current project investigates the role of the 1992 Olympics in the political reorientation of Europe: recognizing new states, legitimizing the nascent European Union, and opening avenues for the integration of post-socialist states with western Europe.

October 28 with Samuel D. Albert

The Hungarian National Fine Arts Commission and Exhibitionary Politics: 1920-1940

Dr. Samuel D. Albert teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Fordham University. His research focus is Art and Architecture in the late Habsburg Monarchy and successor states, especially Hungary and Romania. Currently, he is engaged in a multi-year project focusing on art exhibitions from 1890-1940, which has been supported by the Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting, the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a Fulbright grant to Hungary.

November 18 with Irina Marin

“Vicious and Virtuous Circles in the Rural Economy of East European Borderlands at the End of the 19th, Beginning of the 20th Century

Dr. Irina Marin is Assistant Professor in Political History at Utrecht University and specializes in Modern European History with particular emphasis on Central and Eastern European history. Her research so far has focused on the political and social dynamics of imperial borderlands, nationalism and identity politics as well as social violence. Her first book Contested Frontiers in the Balkans: Ottoman and Habsburg Rivalries in Eastern Europe was published with I. B. Tauris in 2012. Her second book Peasant Violence and Antisemitism in Early Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) received an honorable mention from the American Society for Romanian Studies (SRS) at their biennial book prize in 2019.