Decolonization in Focus: Panel VI

31 Mar 2023



Juliet Johnson
Professor of Political Science, McGill University
President, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Ilya Gerasimov
Executive Director, Ab Imperio Quarterly
University of Illinois, Chicago

Ararat Osipian
Founding Fellow
New University in Exile Consortium, New York

Serhy Yekelchyk
Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Victoria

Panel VI. The Future of SEEES Expertise: How Can We Anticipate Tomorrow’s Differences?

The Russian war in Ukraine has had innumerable impacts, from personal to political, local, national, and global. One of the many sea changes wrought by the war has been the reckoning within Slavic/Russian & Eurasian Studies over the outsized role Russia has played and continues to play in the field and what could and should be done about it. The invited panelists in this series will consider the relationships of power that have long dominated the region, how they have impacted the field of study, and what, if anything, could and should be done about it.

The series will consist of six wide-ranging panels featuring speakers from a variety of disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will be encouraged to consider why decolonizing Russian & Eurasian studies matters, how to implement concrete change in their classrooms, and how to conceive of the future of expertise within the field.

Event Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm