People

We are a community of students, scholars, and staff who share a dedication to understanding the region more deeply.

Visiting Scholar
Center Associate
Elizabeth Brainerd’s research focuses on labor and health economics, with particular interest in understanding the social and health consequences of the transition to capitalism in formerly socialist countries.
Graduate Student Associate
Alex Braslavsky is a scholar and translator of Russian, Polish, and Czech poetry.
Center Associate
Aurel Braun has published extensively on communist affairs and strategic studies with a special focus on the problems of the transformation of the socialist systems in the former Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe.
Center Associate
Olga Breininger-Umetayeva’s research interests lie where culture intersects with politics, anthropology, history, and religion.
Graduate Student Associate
Nathan Brock is an Army Foreign Area Officer (FAO) and graduate student in the REECA Master’s Program.
Center Associate
Peter Brown received his Ph.D. in Pre-Petrine Russian History at the University of Chicago, 1978.
Fields
Graduate Student Associate
Alumni
James Browning is a doctoral student in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Executive Committee
Faculty Associate
Julie Buckler is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University.