The Case-UC Berkeley Field Project was established in 2006 by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to bring scholars at Centers for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE) universities and scholars affiliated with The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) to UC Berkeley for an intensive two week seminar. Each scholar is paired with an ISEEES affiliated faculty member and a graduate student to produce a field report (maximum ten pages) along with a readings list and one or two syllabi. The field reports consist of a literature review, an analysis of major contending theoretical approaches in the field, and a description of the main goals/topics that the visiting scholar would cover in an undergraduate lecture class and a graduate seminar on the field theme
Work Products from Past Carnegie Fellows
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Malkhaz Toria, Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Science, Ilia State University. Political and Symbolic Borders in the Abkhazia Region of Georgia.
Tamara Vardanyan, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of History, Yerevan State University. The Manifestation of Nationalism in the South Caucasus (End of the 19th-century/beginning of 20th-century).
- Reading List
- Field Report
Arsen Hakobyan, Senior Lecturer and UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy, and European Studies, Yerevan State Linguistic University. Ethnic and Cultural History of the Caucasus.
- Reading List
- Field Report
Svitlana Khutka, Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Subjective Well-being in Transition Societies.
- Reading List
- Field Report
Lioubov Kozik, Assistant Professor of History at the Belarusian State University. Polish History.
Natalia Laas, Associate Professor of History at the National Aviation University, Kyiv, and Research Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Historiography of the USSR in the US.
Petru Negură, Lecturer at the "Ion Creangă" State Pedagogical University, Chişinău, Moldova. Mass Education and Modernization in the South Eastern Europe and Western Soviet Republics, from the Bolshevik Revolution to De-Stalinization.
Mariam Orkodashvili, Lecturer at the American University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Education and Social Cohesion in Post-Chaotic Post-Soviet Societies.
Alexandr Osipian, Associate Professor of History, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Kramatorsk Institute of Economics and Humanities, Ukraine. The Construction and Deconstruction of National Hystorical Myths in Russia, Ukraine, and Poland.
Iryna Ramanava, Associate Professor, Institute of History of the National Academy of Science, Belarus. Cultural History of Everyday Life in the USSR.
Azar Babayev, Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany. Russian and Post-Soviet Foreign Policy.
Yuriy Matsiyevskyy, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ostroh Academy National University, Ukraine. Ukraine’s Political Dynamics in Regional Comparative Perspective.
Tetyana Malyarenko, Donetsk State Management University, Ukraine. Radicalisation of Violence in High-Risk Societies: Conditions for Peace.
Maia Mestvirishvili, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. National Identity: Models, Elements and Characteristics.
Ludmila Cojocari, Associate Professor, Institute of Social History “ProMemoria,” Faculty of History and Philosophy, Moldova State University, Chişinău, Moldova. Memory Politics in Post-Totalitarian Societies: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe.
Vahram Danielyan, Lecturer, Faculty of Armenian Philology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. The Historical Novel in Armenia.
Siarhei Liubimau, Lecturer, European Humanities University in Minsk, Belarus – Vilnius, Lithuania. Cultural Sociology.
Rahilya Geybullayeva, Chair of the Journalism and Azerbaijani Literature Department, Baku Slavic University, Baku, Azerbaijan. National Identity and National Literature.
George Sanikidze, Director of the G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies; Professor, Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Georgia.
Between East and West: 19th Century French Perception of Georgia.
Aghasi Tadevosyan, Professor, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Transition and Everyday life.
Hamazasp Danielyan, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Diaspora Politics
Jeyhun Mahmudlu, Senior Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies of the Faculty of Law, and Director, International Conflicts Research Center, Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan. Research Methods in International Relations
Alina Poghosyan, Ph.D. candidate, Yerevan Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, Yerevan, Armenia. Migration and Development.
Yulia Antonyan, Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies of Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Armenian Religious Identities.
Lia Tsuladze, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Studies and Center for Social Sciences (CSS), Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Culture and Identities in Changeable Society
Anar Valiyev, Program Director and Assistant Professor, Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs,Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan. Comparative Urban Development.
Kornely Kakachia, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Comparative Party politics: Theory and Practice.
Ruben Mirakyan, Associate Professor in Islamic Studies in the Department of Arabic Studies, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. The Shaping of Muslim Identity in the United States.
Satenik Mkrtchyan, lecturer at the Department of History, Chair of Cultural Studies, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Ethnic Identity in Transition (Cases of Armenia and Georgia): Theoretical Concepts and the Construction of Ethnic Identity in Secondary Schools.
Liudmila P. Amiri, Assistant Professor, Southern Federal University, Rostov, Russia. Semiotics in Russian and American Advertising.
Yufimiya Baryshnikova, assistant instructor of international relations at Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia. Debates on Modernization Theories, Modernity, and Development.
Yaroslav N. Eremeev, lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and English Philology, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia. Victorian and Edwardian Britain Through Primary Texts.
Elena Khakhalkina, Assistant Professor, Contemporary History and International Relations, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia. Frontier Theory in Comparative Historical Scholarship.
Darima Amogolonova, Senior Researcher, Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, Russian Federation. Buryat Nationalism.
Maxim Barbashin, Senior Research Fellow at South Federal University in Rostov, Russia. Neo-institutionalism in Ethnic Studies.
Kirill Kolesnichenko, sociology instructor at the Vladivostok Institute of International Studies of the Asia-Pacific Region in Vladivostok. Civil-Military Relations in Russia.
Tamara Troyakova, professor at the Vladivostok Institute of International Relations at the Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok. Borders and Borderlands: Russia and Northeast Asia.
Polina Golovatina, lecturer in the Faculty of International Relations at Ural State University in Ekaterinburg. Comparative multiculturalism: Policy of multiculturalism: theory and reality
Elvira Y. Kaminskaya, professor in the Department of Sociolinguistics/Communication, Novgorod State University. Hate Speech: Theory and Issues
Oxana S. Karnaukhova, professor of cultural studies, Southern Federal University. Globalism, Localism and Postcolonial Discourse
Artem L. Lukin, professor of international relations, Far Eastern National University. Globalization and International System
Elena Makarova, professor of comparative law, Novgorod State University: Comparative Constitutionalism in Post-Socialist Countries
Evgeniy Troitskiy, professor in the Department of International Studies, Tomsk State University: European Security and Frozen Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space
Margarita Zakovorotnaya, professor in the Department of History of Culture, Rostov State University: Does Culture Matter in Civil Society?
Igor Zhukovskiy, Professor of political science, Kant State University: Party Systems of the Visegrad Countries: a Note on Current Research Discussions and Objectives
Maria Guzikova, professor in the International Relations Department, Ural State University: Rethinking Sovereignty in an Era of Globalization
Lyudmila Igumnova, associate professor, Irkutsk State University: Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union.
Andrei Menshikov, assistant professor, Ural State University: Religious Philosophy