27th Annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies

Event Format
In person
Tsai Auditorium (S010), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

The annual Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies showcases multidisciplinary research by students from Harvard, Wellesley, and Wheaton Colleges. 

Opening Remarks: 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Panel I: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Chair: Stephen F. Jones, Director, Program on Georgian Studies, Harvard University and Professor of Modern Georgian History, Ilia State University

Eytan Goldstein, Harvard College (2025): "The Belt of Eurasian Instability in the 1990s: Innovating the Shanghai Cooperation Organization."
Viktar Siamionau, Wheaton College (2024): "Ukraine Euro-integration: The Cause of War or Possible Means to Solve It?"
Davit Antonyan, Harvard College (2023): "Divided We Stand: Heterogeneity and Exchange between Mainland Armenia and the American Diaspora" 
Sophia Charles, Harvard College (2024): "Russian Chronicles as Climate Record: A Documentary Lens on Central and Eastern European Climate, 995-1709 C.E"

Panel II: 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Chair: Francoise Rosset, Associate Professor of Russian; Chair of Russian Department, Wheaton College

Paige Lee, Harvard College (2023): "Scorched Wordscapes: A Multidisciplinary Study of the Transformations in Russophone Poetry Before and After the 2022 Invasion of Ukraine”
Sophia Bailey, Wellesley College (2023): "Infecting With Art: Lev Tolstoy's Artistic Philosophy in What is Art? and Anna Karenina"
Ani Akopian, Wheaton College (2023): "The Art of Collaboration: Diaghilev and the Ballet Russe" 
Neeraja Deshpande, Wellesley College (2023): "N.G. Chernyshevsky and the Problem of Freedom" 
Chloe Frantzis, Wellesley College (2023): "The Blind Critic: Vladimir Nabokov’s "Pale Fire" and his troubling translation of Aleksandr Pushkin’s 'Eugene Onegin'"

Panel III: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Chair: Nina Tumarkin, Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies, Professor of History, Wellesley College

Alexander Lee, Harvard College (2023): "We the Soviet People: Civic Belonging, Sovetskii Narod Discourse, and Soviet Identity under the Conditions of Late Socialism"
Hailey Sweeney, Wellesley College (2023): "'Death by Famine' in Soviet Ukraine: Realities, Myths, and Historical Politics of the Holodomor"
Elizabeth Ray, Wellesley College (2024): "Fathers, Grandfathers, Great-Grandfathers, and Vladimir Putin: Personal and Official Memory of the Great Patriotic War in Modern Russia"
Ida Beckett, Wellesley College (2024): "Music as Memorial: The Memory and Mobilization of Soviet Symphony and Song from and about the Great Patriotic War" 



The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or daviscenter@fas.harvard.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.