Trends and Traditions: Spring 2022 Lecture Series

Trends and Traditions

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Spring 2022

This is a virtual lecture series hosted by ISEEES throughout Spring 2022.
Each lecture in this series will be recorded and uploaded to the ISEEES YouTube Channel for later viewing.

February 10, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Video

“The Ukraine Crisis: Russia, the U.S., and the Unfinished Business of the Post-Cold War Settlement” (more info...)
Joshua Yaffa, Author; Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker

February 17, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Video

“Cigarettes and Soviets: Advertising Tobacco in the Soviet Union” (more info...)
Tricia Starks, Professor of History, University of Arkansas

February 24, 2022 
Russia invades Ukraine.

March 3, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Video

“Material Remains: Reappropriating Fascist Italian Objects, Networks, and Perceptions in Socialist Yugoslavia” (more info...)
Matthew Worsnick, Assistant Professor of the Practice, History of Art and Architecture, Vanderbilt University

New Date! March 8, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Video

“The Chinese and Racial Others as ‘Perpetual Foreigners’ in Serbia” (more info...)
Sunnie Rucker-ChangAssociate Professor of Slavic and East European Studies and Program Director of UC STARTALK Workforce Media Development and Year-Long Russian Immersion Programs, University of Cincinnati

March 10, 2022 | 10:00am PT | Video

“The Language of Incorporation: The Chinese Migrants in Central-Eastern Europe” (more info...)
Amy H. LiuAssociate Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin

March 17 | 10:00am PT | Video

“Erotic Exchanges: Representing Prostitution in Imperial Russia” (more info...)
Colleen LuceyAssistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona

***There will be no lecture on Thursday, March 24, 2022, due to Spring Break at UC Berkeley.***

March 31 | 10:00am PT | Video

“Photo-Poetics: Writing the Photograph in 20th Century Russian Lyric” (more info...)
Molly Thomasy BlasingAssociate Professor of Russian Studies, University of Kentucky

April 7 | 10:00am PT | Video

“James Joyce’s Russian Odyssey” (more info...)
José VergaraAssistant Professor, Department of Russian, Bryn Mawr College

April 14 | 10:00am PT | Video

“The 'Western' Queer in the Russian Federation” (more info...)
Alexander KondakovAssistant Professor of Sociology, University College Dublin

April 21 | 10:00am PT | Video

“The European Far Right's Campaign Strategies in Online Political Ads” (more info...)
Laura JákliJunior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows

April 28 | 10:00am PT | Video

“The Mystery of the Siberian Explosion: An Environmental History of the Tunguska Event” (more info...)
Andy BrunoAssociate Professor of History, Northern Illinois University

May 5 | 10:00am PT | Video

“Europe after the Collapse of Communism” (more info...)
Slavenka DrakulićAuthor and Journalist

May 12 | 10:00am PT | Video

“The Rise and Demise of World Communism: An Interpretation” (more info...)
George BreslauerProfessor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley

May 19 | 10:00am PT | Postponed

“Disability Histories of Eastern Europe: Perspectives on the State Socialist Period”
Monika BaárIstván Deák Visiting Professor, Spring 2022, Harriman Institute, Columbia University; Professor in Central European Studies, Institute for History, Leiden University (NL)

May 26 | 10:00am PT | Video

“Cold War Keys: The Curious Life of East European Typewriters”
Kristen Ghodsee, Professor, Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania