29 Apr 2013

Two Stanford students have been selected as winners of CREEES's inaugural Globalizing Eurasia Grant for multi-country research. The grant provides $7000 for one undergraduate and one graduate student each for research in two or more countries in CREEES's purview, or at least one country within the region and one outside. The winners are:


Vladimir Trojanskis 2nd-year PhD candidate, history

Trojanskis will be conducting archival research on Circassian slavery in three countries — Turkey, Georgia, and Russia — and studying Ottoman Turkish. He is broadly interested in the political, socio-economic, and cultural interactions between the Ottoman Empire and Imperial Russia in the long nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on themes of transnational slavery, population migrations, and resettlement.


Miguel Boluda junior, international relations

Boluda plans to research the downfall of the post-Soviet film industry in Russia, with an accompanying comparison to the rise of the Spanish industry following the collapse of fascism there. He will conduct interviews in Moscow while in town for an internship with Ambassador/Professor Michael McFaul at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, after which he will travel to Madrid for an additional round of interviews.


The grant is an initiative of CREEES's new Globalizing Eurasia Fund, a new endowment announced earlier this academic year thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor. In addition to providing resources for student research and travel in more than one country, the Fund also targets our curriculum and faculty initiatives, including courses, guest speakers, and conferences, with an aim of placing our area more squarely in a global framework. This initiative links CREEES to other centers and academic units on campus, offering students a far broader and richer foundation of knowledge in preparation for dynamic global careers after Stanford.

For more information on giving to the Globalizing Eurasia Fund, please visit our Giving page.