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    MA Essays | Dissertations

    MA Essays

    All MA Essays are available for review. Please see Elliott Nowacky in the Global and International Studies Building, Fourth Floor to check one out. MA students have defended over 200 Essays since 1987.

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    Mueller, Rebecca

    Mental Health Reform and Postsocialism in Albania


    Public Health


    Suhr, Zackary

    Between Europe and Holy Rus: The Russian Orthodox Church’s Framing of the Ukraine Crisis




    Durham, Geoffrey

    “The Ukrainian ‘i’ on Soviet Life: Dissident Autobiography after Stalin




    Holyfield, Bryan

    A Cultural Uniform?: Secondary Education and School Culture in Late Imperial Russia




    Morris, Stephanie

    Bridging the Gap: Estonian Integration Policy and Information Space as Depicted in Estonian Russian-Language Online News Portals


    Civil Society


    Norweg, Kyle

    Europe’s Environment: Nature’s Role in the Future Integration of the Western Balkans

    Balkan peninsula



    Tomlinson, Elizabeth

    Russian and Ukrainian Protests in Context: Participation and Politicized Internet Use




    Griffith, Jodi

    Czech Republic's 'Post-Kundera' Generation of Writers

    Czech Republic



    Ans, Aleksanders

    Against Overwhelming Odds: A comparison of the Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian post-war anti-Soviet guerilla movements


    Political/ Civil Society/ Historical


    Kay, Hannah

    Revolutionary Road: Georgia’s Difficult Path from Independence to a Functioning Market Economy


    Business/ Economic


    Cleary, Connor

    Russian Geo-Political Strategy and Russia’s Reorientation Towards China as a Destination for Russian Natural Gas Exports: A Sign of Russian Disengagements with the European Union?


    Politics/ Geography


    Smith, Damon

    Reforming Natural Gas Subsidies and Regulatory Institutional Capacity to Promote Political Sovereignty, Energy Efficiency, and Domestic Production in Ukraine


    Civil Society/ Politics


    Lostroscio, Kelly

    FDI and MNEs in Croatia: Maximizing Benefits from EU Accession and Spurring Economic Development




    Semivolos, Antonina

    One Country, Two Languages: Evolution of Language Preference in Ukraine


    Civil Society


    Arays, Anna

    Revolution in Reverse: Early Printing and Manuscript Practices in Russia as Agents of Change


    Civil Society


    White, Adam

    Through the Eyes of History: Understanding Russian Policy Toward Islamic Populations




    Flynn, Christian

    Russian and Baltic Media Representations of the Russian-Speaking Minority Populations of Estonia: Conflicting Memories Following the Bronze Soldier Affair


    Civil Society


    Jensen, Peter

    Politicizing History, Defining the Nation: The tendentious historiography of the Tatars in Russian textbooks




    Leid, Leonard

    “Chestinunea Ţărănească” The Peasant Question in Romania’s Quest for Rural Development and Food Security




    DeCell, Crystal

    Heritage, Mining and Economic Development at Roşiă Montană




    Lipschultz, Elizabeth

    Beyond the Republic: Gagauz National Identity on


    Civil Society/Technology


    Kellogg, Austin

    Microfinance for Redevelopment in Bosnia: A Mikro Aldi Case Study




    Storm, Karli-Jo

    Language as a Source of Political Instability: Georgia's Use of Language as a Nation-Building Tool and Its Implications for the Ethnic Azeri Minority


    Political/Civil Society


    Adams, Eric

    Finland's Search for Security: The NATO Question 20 Years after the Cold War




    Karanovich, Ian

    The Failure of Constitutional Reform Efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovena: The Failure of a State?"

    Bosnia and Herzegovina



    Perry, R. Craig

    Competing Views: Security Cooperation and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

    Central Asia



    Young, Emily

    Alt-SHIFT: Queer Online Discourses on Coming Out in Serbia




    Bonds, Charles

    Aleksandr Esenin-Vol’pin and History: Toward a Discursive Historiography of a Historical Somebody



    2012/09Naylor, JeffSmall Business Ownership and Employment in RussiaRussiaBusiness/
    Civil Society
    2012/09Joeriman, JamesPotemkin or Corporatists Civil Society? Public Chambers in Russia and UkraineRussia/UkraineCivil Society
    2012/08Vincz, JasonBlack Monastery and The Forest of the Hanged: Representations of Collective Identity in the Transylvanian Literature of World War OneHungary/RomaniaCultural
    2012/05Wilson, AprilFraming in the Human Rights Context: Media Repression & Kazakhstan's 2010 OSCE ChairmanshipKazakhstanCivil Society
    2012/05Kelly, ZacharyFood in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature as Novelistic Device and Ethnographic Evidence: Understanding Food Culture through Gogol, Goncharov, Aksakov, and ChernyshevskyRussiaLiterature
    2012/05Browndorf, MargaretThe Physical Legacy of Soviet Library Design: Perspectives on Space, Information Access, and Civic Development in Ukrainian Public LibrariesUkraineLibrary
    2012/05Plantan, ElizabethProtecting Cultural Heritage: Unexpected Successes for Environmental Movements in China and RussiaRussia/ChinaEnvironmental
    2012/05Reinhold, H. Blake Reexamining the Soviet Union's Decision to Invade AfghanistanSoviet Union/AfghanistanPolitical
    2012/01White, MeghanShadows of the Civil War: Perceptions of Democracy in Tajikistan TajikistanPolitical
    2011/12Bueva, OliaPictures from the Margins: Disability and Difference in Post-Socialist Art RussiaCultural
    2011/12Anderson, PaulOrthodoxy, Putin and the Revival of the National Idea RussiaSocial/Cultural
    2011/12McVey, Robert, Jr.Russian Elite Approaches towards Foreign Policy: Implications for the U.S. Military Cooperation in Central Asia RussiaMilitary
    2011/12Mitchell, KristopherThe Role of Serbia in Russia’s Dual Track Foreign Policy Russia/SerbiaMilitary
    2010/09Do, Dan Tam ThiSinging and playing in a people’s state: folk music at the intersection of culture and politics in the Russian SFSR and Czechoslovakia Russia / CzechoslovakiaCultural
    2011/08Pruess, Katherine"For Militant Soviet Satire!": Krokodil and Soviet Cultured Consumption, 1945-1951 RussiaCultural
    2010/08Hodgson, KaraFrom Red to Green: Transitions Towards Sustainable Forest Land Use in Northwestern Russia, 1993-2007 Russia/FinlandEnvironmental/
    2010/07Hall, AndrewPrisoners of the Caucasus: Chechnya, Dagestan and the Path to Secession, 1990-1999Russia/CaucasusPolitical
    2010/07Classen, JustinA Secret Power: American Multinationals and the Construction of Greater Romania, 1919-1926 RomaniaEconomic
    2010/05McIntyre, KristenThe Importance of Informal Networks in Putin’s RussiaRussia Political/Cultural
    2010/05Butt, LaurenAuthentic Bosnia: (Re)constructing Nostalgia in Post-War Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaHistorical / Cultural
    2010/05Napelenok, Yuriy"Together we are many": Popular Music and Public Participation in UkraineUkraineCultural / Political
    2009/08Bedford, AmyThe Chechen Conflict and the Model of TatarstanRussiaHistorical
    2009/05Evans, Jennifer Naturally Maturing: A Discussion of Turgenev's Use of Nature as a Backdrop to his Characters' Maturation in Fathers and SonsRussiaLiterature
    2009/05Kilgore, RyanThe Shtetl and Jewish Resettlement in Soviet Cinema of the Interwar PeriodSoviet UnionHistorical
    2009/05Stewart, JeremyExploring the Impact of Corruption on Foreign Direct Investment in Eastern Europe: Romania and Hungary as Case StudiesRomania / HungaryBusiness
    2009/04Kleehammer, JoelThe Return of Jewish Communal Property Seized by the Soviets in UkraineUkraineCultural
    2009/04Stira, DavidRemembering the Baltic DeportationsBalticsLife Stories
    2009/01Vranian, Robert BenjaminGeorgia's Westward Aims and Russia's Efforts to Prevent the Realization of These AimsGeorgiaPolitical
    2009/12Bloom, JoshuaThe Anti-Totalitarian Art of Dmitrii Aleksandrovich PrigovRussiaCultural / Political
    2009/10Bernstein, LeighAleksandra Marinina: Feminist Stirrings in the Russian Detective Novel of the 1990sRussiaLiterature
    2009/10Biebuyck, ErinThe Collectivization of Pleasure: Normative Sexuality in Post-1966 RomaniaRomaniaCultural / Political
    2008/11Luck, AmyThe Other Side of Silence: Mentoring Romanian Orphans in TransitionRomaniaEducation
    2008/08Raible, ElizabethDilemmas of the Projected 2011 Census of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Enumerating Ethnic Cleansing, Refugee Return, and National IdentityBosnia & HerzegovinaPolitical
    2008/08Ruegsegger, JoshuaLess Bang for Our Buck: The History, Status, and Future of U.S. Threat Reduction & Nonproliferation Assistance Programs in the Former Soviet Union and the WorldSoviet UnionPolitical
    2008/06Dietch, ColinNation and Regime: Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy in Ukraine and BelarusUkraine / BelarusPolitical
    2008/05Payne-Holmes, MarenRepresentations of Women in Polish Solidarity Films PolandCultural
    2008/05Payne-Holmes, RichardOrange and Denim: National Identity in Ukraine and BelarusUkraine / BelarusPolitical
    2008/05Upart, DmitriyNuclear Catastrophes and Socioeconomic Ramifications: The Belarus CaseBelarusEconomic / Social
    2008/04Belden, LauraThe Art of Survival: Life and Work in the Soviet GulagSoviet UnionHistorical
    2008/04Beyer, Brant The Szeklers and the European Union: The European Influence on Ethnic Politics in Romania RomaniaPolitical
    2008/04Burlingame, Patrick Amending the Hungarian Tax Code: Implications for Flat Tax Reform with Regards to the Recent Flat Tax Movement in East EuropeHungaryBusiness
    2008/04Lanzillotti, IanThe Foundations of North Caucasian National Consciousness: Soviet Nationality Policies in the North Caucasus during the Early Period of Nativization (1920-1927)CaucasusHistorical
    2008/02Hernandez, Manuel Jesus LopezResigned to their Fate: Uzbekistan, Uzbeks, and International Labor Migration in the Post-Soviet Era UzbekistanEconomic
    2007/12Otten, JustinPower and Conflict: Economics, Ethno-nationalism, and the State of Security in the Republic of Macedonia since 2001MacedoniaPolitical
    2007/11Crescente III, Joseph JamesPerforming Post-Sovietness: Verka Serduchka and the Hybridization of Identity in Post-Soviet UkraineUkraineCultural
    2007/09Ringlee, Andrew The Military Gymnazia in Reform Era Russia, 1863-1882RussiaHistorical
    2007/08Hinnant, Andrew Will the Last Person to Leave Poland Please Turn Out the Lights?PolandImmigration
    2007/05Mishiwiec, DeniseCivil Society Development and Democratization in Azerbaijan: Assessing the Influence of Local NGOsAzerbaijanCivil Society
    2007/05Hylton, JenniferPerverse Incentives or Good Parenting: The Role of the International Monetary Fund and the European Union in RomaniaRomaniaEconomic
    2007/04Call, MeaganInattention or Intention? Ignoring the Roma: An Analysis of Civic Education Curriculum in RomaniaRomaniaEducation
    2007/03Fogleman, SarahEducation in Transition: The Challenge of Reforming Latvia's School System, 1991-2006LatviaEducation
    2007/02Roberts, JosephIslamic Radicalism in Central AsiaCentral AsiaCultural
    2006/12Fitzmaurice, RichardNonprofit Sector Development in Postcommunist Countries: The Cases of Uzbekistan and KyrgyzstanUzbekistan / KyrgyzstanCivil Society
    2006/12Ranson, CourtneyRussia and the Color RevolutionsRussiaPolitical
    2006/05Burton, AndrewMinority Self-Governance: Minority Representation in Flux for the Hungarian RomaHungaryPolitical
    2006/05Fitzmaurice (Hockman), StephanieConversation Superhighway: The Internet as Public Space in UzbekistanUzbekistanTelecommunications
    2005/09Tobin, AliceAddressing Human Trafficking in Ukraine: Leadership from the Third Sector and the Primacy of PreventionUkraineCivil Society
    2005/08Curtis, Matthew C.Petar II Petrovic Njegos and Gjergj Fishta: Composers of National EpicsMontenegro / AlbaniaLiterature
    2005/08Henderson, JacquelynHuman Development and Human Rights in Belarus: Key to a More Secure EuropeBelarusCivil Society
    2005/08Liptak, AronThe Impact of Educational Corruption on Culture in the Newly Independent StatesSoviet UnionEducation
    2005/07Causey, JanelRussian Relics, Remembrance and Reevaluation: The Sale of Alaska and the Legacy of Russian America in Alaska TodayRussiaHistorical
    2005/06Miles, LyndsayRusso-Georgian Post-Soviet Relations and the Impact of the Rose RevolutionRussia / GeorgiaPolitical
    2005/05Hudgens, JonathanRight-Wing Movements in the State and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Russia: Implications for DemocracyRussiaCivil Society
    2005/04Gipson, NeilHIV/AIDS Threatens Russia's Economy, Security and StabilityRussiaHealth Policy
    2005/04Hart, PhilipRed Dusk? The Defeat of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the 2003/04 ElectionsRussiaPolitical
    2005/04Lutz, LeslieRussian Nonprofit Tax Law: A Call for ReformRussiaCivil Society
    2005/04Page, StevenConditionality and the Czech Administrative State: The European Union's Influence on Czech ReformCzech RepublicPolitical
    2004/12Clark, CheIntegration Inaction: The Czech Republic, Domestic Politics, and Accession to the European UnionCzech RepublicPolitical
    2004/09Maceyko, JenniferPolitical and Cultural Mobilization Among Ethnic Minorities in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Russians, Poles, and HungariansUkrainePolitical
    2004/06Bartlett, RebeccaRussian Journal Changes after 1991: Implications for Slavic CollectionsRussiaLibrary
    2004/06Wachs, NaomiThe Dramatic Rise and Fall of Russia's District Heating System or How Not to Run a Public UtilityRussiaPublic Utilities
    2004/04Atkins, MatthewThe Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: A look at the history, recent developments, and possible solutionsAzerbaijanPolitical
    2004/04Ray, EmilyPrague Library Flood of 2002: Crisis and ExperimentationCzech RepublicLibrary
    2003/12Hickox, DavidCitizen and Ethnic Integration in Latvia and Lithuania Since 1991Latvia / LithuaniaPolitical
    2003/10Eastwood, BillWhen Discourses Clash: Religious Violence in GeorgiaGeorgiaCultural
    2003/09Kelley, MatthewKhrushchev, Dissent and the Path to DissidenceSoviet UnionHistorical
    2003/09Saulean, DanielAssessing Societies Exposed to Communism: From Nationalism to Democracy in RomaniaRomaniaHistorical
    2003/08Giger, SimoneShock Therapy in RussiaRussiaEconomic
    2003/07Dunlop, AlexHumanism and Nationalism among Serbian intellectuals in the 1980sYugoslaviaHistorical
    2003/06Ellingson, CarrieA Black Hole in Cyberspace: Examining Problems in Internet Development in Hungary and Croatia During the Mid-1990s Hungary / CroatiaTelecommunications
    2003/05Dumstorf, ThomasThe More Things (Ex)Change the More They...or Not?: The Effectiveness of the Business for Russia/Community Connections ProgramRussiaBusiness
    2003/05Betka, MarkIntegration of Polish Farming to the European Union Common Agriculture Policy: Challenges and OpportunitiesPolandEconomic
    2003/05Buchen, TimMoldova-Romania Reunification?Moldova / RomaniaPolitical
    2003/01K. R.Lithuania and Russia: Redefining Post-Soviet RelationsLithuania / RussiaPolitical
    2002/12Thomasson, RussellSoviet Involvement with American POWs during the Vietnam War: An AssessmentSoviet UnionHistorical
    2002/08Richard, KnepperInformation Systems and Infrastructure Development in Poland: An Evaluation of the ePolska PlanPolandTelecommunications
    2002/08Traicova, RenneAn Assessment of the Health Reform in Bulgaria (1989-2001): Concept vs. RealityBulgariaPolitical
    2002/08Wanat, AnnisaBulgaria's Integration Progress: A Journey from the Balkans into the European Union and NATOBulgariaPolitical
    2002/05Burbank, JohnThe Russian Federation and its Regional Relationship with the European UnionRussiaPolitical
    2002/05Kinney, PatrickNational Religions and Religious Nationalities: Complexities of Identity in Communist and Post-Communist RomaniaRomaniaHistorical
    2002/05Yoon, Sang YeolSoviet Foreign Policy Toward Northeast Asia during the Gorbachev EraSoviet UnionHistorical
    2002/04Popovich, MichaelTengiz Tease: A Comparison of Rentier State Characteristics and Kazakhstan's Oil-driven Economic Development StrategyKazakhstanEconomic
    2001/12Abrams, JoshuaNGO's, Civil Society and the Disappearance of Environmental Activism in the Former Soviet Union Soviet UnionCivil Society
    2001/12Guy, KennethThe Re-Creation of History: Soviet Folklore as Propaganda in the 1930sSoviet UnionHistorical
    2001/05Greenfield, EveLanguage of Dissent, or Language of Compromise? Native Language, Ethnicity and Bilingual Education Policy in the North CaucasusCaucasusEducation
    2001/05Nilenders, EvePutting Pipe Dreams Into Practice: Investment in Water System Modernization in EstoniaEstoniaPublic Utilities
    2001/04Cakars, JanisNonviolence and the Latvian Independence Movement, 1986-1991LatviaHistorical
    2000/12Do, Hyun-HeeGlobalization of Telecommunications Market in Russia and the Czech Republic: Mobile Telephone Services MarketRussia / Czech RepublicTelecommunications
    2000/05Cakars, MelissaThe Far Eastern Republic: Soviet Politics and the Buffer StateSoviet UnionHistorical
    2000/05Reyno, RichardThe Russian Armed Forces in Chechnya, 1994-1996: A Toothless Bear?RussiaMilitary
    2000/04Berrier, AndrewRussian Military Reform, 1992-2000: The Predominance of Moderate ThoughtRussiaMilitary
    2000/04Metro-Roland, DennisRecollections of a Movement: The Memory and History of the National Organization of People's Colleges in HungaryHungaryHistorical
    2000/04Nedell, StephenPolitics of History: Previous Interpretations of the Origins, Development and Suppression of the Kronstadt Uprising of March 1921 in the Light of Recently Declassified DocumentsSoviet UnionHistorical
    2000/04Pruefer, DonaldFrom Throw Weights to Metric Tons: The Nuclear Threat from Russia's Northern FleetRussiaMilitary
    2000/02Jensen III, WalterRadio and Television Transmissions as a Continuation of War by Other Means: The Case of Bosnia BosniaTelecommunications
    1999/12Feinstein, SaraA Business Incubator in the Transition Economies of Vietnam and Azerbaijan? A Comparative Perspective of Feasibility AzerbaijanBusiness
    1999/12Grewelle, JohnMorale in the Russian Army: At the Breaking Point?RussiaMilitary
    1999/12Sargent, DanielCommunity Foundation Development in Poland: Building Cooperation in Support of PhilanthropyPolandCivil Society
    1999/06Olson, RebeccaDecay, Renewal, Stagnation, and Innovation: Czech Libraries in TransitionCzech RepublicLibrary
    1999/05Boyle, EricFixing Old Equipment with New Tools: The Nizhniy Novgorod Eurobond ExperienceRussiaEconomic
    1999/05Hawn, MichaelThe Economics of Romania's Agricultural TransformationRomaniaEconomic
    1999/05Shidlovsky, IvanCossacks: A New National Identity or National Guard?UkraineHistorical
    1998/11Brown, ToddEthnopolitical Mobilization in Moldova 1987-1990MoldovaPolitical
    1998/06Cleveland, AbigailDividing the Waters: Russian Policy Toward the Legal Regime of the Caspian SeaRussiaPolitical
    1998/06Currie, KatherinNourishment for the Soul: The Importance of Culture during the Siege of LeningradSoviet UnionCultural
    1998/06Donosky, TheodorePolitics and the Media in Serbia: 1987-1997SerbiaPolitical
    1998/06Kaczmarek, PaulRussian Liberalism and the Third of June System, 1905-1911RussiaHistorical
    1998/06Kohlhepp, AndrewBeyond Economics: Integration in the Former Soviet UnionSoviet UnionPolitical
    1998/05Fassbender, MichaelWho are "My" (We)?: Late Imperial Newspapers in Russia and Russian National IdentityRussiaHistorical
    1998/05Fiumano, BettinaRed Don: The Russian Mafia in the Transition Economy: The Rise, Development, and Impact of the Mafia in RussiaRussiaEconomic
    1998/05Kustoff, AnnRural Land Reform and Farm Restructuring in RussiaRussiaEconomic
    1998/05Katula, MichaelSublimity and the Image of Night in the Fiction of Bruno SchulzPolandLiterature
    1998/05Morford, ZacharyThe Implementation of Bankruptcy Legislation: Lessons Provided by the Russian and Polish Experiences Poland / RussiaPolitical
    1998/04McGlinchey, RussellThe Law on Production Sharing AgreementsCentral AsiaEconomic
    1998/01Keller, GregoryPolish Business Culture in Transition: Legacy of the Past, Influences of the FuturePolandBusiness
    1998/01Silber, RobertThe Hungarian Transformation 1989-1997: A Personal Perspective of the Political, Economic, and Social ChangesHungaryPolitical / Economic / Social
    1997/12Lee, YusinThe Process of National-Building in Kazakhstan Examined in Light of the Post-Colonial Countries' Experience: The Impact of Soviet Policy as Source and Obstacle to Nation-BuildingKazakhstanPolitical
    1997/12Parks, KendallNATO Expansion: A Case Study of the Realist ParadigmEast EuropePolitical
    1997/09Davenport, DianneLoss or Gain: Czech Women's Citizenship under Socialism and DemocracyCzech RepublicGender Studies
    1997/09Lamp, DavidBetween Soviet Social Contract and the Russian Social Safety Net: Reasons for Poverty in the Russian FederationRussiaEconomic
    1997/05Bakke, GretchenMimicking Democracy: The Symbolic Role of Law in Post-Soviet RussiaRussiaLaw
    1997/05Van Gunst, SaraThe Great Transformation: A Look at Property Rights in Post-Communist RussiaRussiaLaw
    1997/04Mindel, AllisonThe Evolution of a Refugee Protection System: Hungary, a Case StudyHungaryPolitical
    1997/04Shapiro, BarbaraTo Invade or Not to Invade: A Contrast of Khrushchev and Gorbachev as Decision MakersSoviet UnionHistorical
    1996/12DeGroot, MatthewThe Cultural Dynamics of Capitalism in RussiaRussiaCultural
    1996/12Kaempfer, EricRussian Military Influence on Regional Security PolicyRussiaMilitary
    1996/09Baker, JenniferSlovaks and Hungarians in the Slovak Republic: A Case Study in Nationalist PoliticsSlovakiaPolitical
    1996/09Simpson, PeggyPolish Women in the Transition, 1990-96: Political and Economic ChangesPolandPolitical / Economic
    1996/04Kopperl, BenjaminFrom Officers to Conspirators: The Peoples' Will and the Russian MilitaryRussiaMilitary
    1996/04Wilson, TracieRewriting History and Identity: The German Minority in Modern PolandPolandCultural
    1995/11Pelloso, BethSocial Benefits Policy in the New Russia: Strategies for Health Care and Pension ReformRussiaPolitical
    1995/11Temple, MarkThe Politicization of History: Marshall Antonescu and RomaniaRomaniaHistorical
    1995/09Wandycz, JoannaRadio Free Europe: A Key Player in the Downfall of Communism in Poland?PolandHistorical
    1995/06Brown, JeffreyPersistent Legacies, Precarious Gains: Problems of the Post-Soviet Press in Central AsiaCentral AsiaPolitical
    1995/05Korfhage, DavidInterpretation and Reinterpretation of RukopisKrálovédvorský and RukopisZelenohorskýCzech RepublicLiterature
    1995/05Lahue, WilliamCoup Attempt in the USSR: The Events Leading to the August Coup and Why it FailedSoviet UnionHistorical
    1995/04Gutierrez, BradHungarian Exile Movement in the United States during WWII and the American ResponseHungaryHistorical
    1995/04Rajagopalan, SudhaThe Bylina: Narrative and Hero in the Construction of IdentityRussiaLiterature
    1995/04Scherer, TrentRusso-Chechen Relations in the Post-Soviet EraRussiaPolitical
    1994/11Kershaw, JohnReforming the Russian Military: A Study of Russian Military Doctrine and Efforts at ReformRussiaMilitary
    1994/05Curthoys, AndrewThe Political Philosophy of Aleksandr SolzhenitsynSoviet UnionHistorical
    1994/05Mixon, CharlesContemporary Russian MonarchismRussiaPolitical
    1994/04Desmond, DennisThe Structure and Organization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs under Mikhail GorbachevSoviet UnionPolitical
    1994/04Choppa, RichardRussia: Invest or Ignore. An Investment Worthiness Assessment in Case StudiesRussiaEconomic
    1994/04Moore, KellyWhat Happened to the Honeymoon? Domestic Politics in Interwar YugoslaviaYugoslaviaPolitical
    1994/04Perry, ValeryA New Conscious Intelligentsia: The Disillusionment of a Generation of CommunistsSoviet BlocHistorical
    1994/01Panos, Caterina"The Hardest Path": A Political Biography of Alexander TvardovskiiSoviet UnionHistorical
    1994/01Tyson, DavidLiteracy in Turkestan Prior to Soviet RuleCentral AsiaHistorical
    1993/12Koncki, Sara-JaneThe Implementation and Effects of the Soviet Economic Development Pattern in the Baltic RepublicsBalticsEconomic
    1993/12McNamara, JasonNuclear Power in the CMEA: The Ignalina AES and the Greifswald KKW--Similar Problems, Different SolutionsSoviet BlocEconomic
    1993/12Pearlman, JamieGorbachev's Conversion to DemocratizationSoviet UnionPolitical
    1993/11Bell, CraigRethinking National Security: The Development of a Russian Military DoctrineRussiaMilitary
    1993/09Mullin, SuzanneRussian Minority Reaction to the 1989 Baltic Language LawsBalticsPolitical
    1993/09Pennington, JeffreyFrom the Alfold to the Carpathians: A History of the Railroad between Debrecen and YasinyaHungary / UkraineHistorical
    1993/08Cloyd, MargaretThe Czech and Slovak Republics: A Scrutiny of Government Energy PoliciesCzech Republic / SlovakiaEconomic
    1993/08Gaffney, JohnA New Era in Russian Relations in Northeast AsiaRussiaPolitical
    1993/07Caldwell, Melissa"Let's Eat!"--The Cultural and Social Significance of Food Rituals as Practiced in 19th Century RussiaRussiaHistorical
    1993/04Beisel, LarryConversion of the Defense Industry of the Soviet UnionSoviet UnionMilitary
    1993/04Dausch, LindaGogol's Ruins: Fragmentation vs. TotalityRussiaLiterature
    1993/04Gallagher, DarelRussian Conversion Program Prospects for Success on the Regional LevelRussiaMilitary
    1993/04Orsay, Ellis (Spethman)Pedagogical Science: Victim or Villain?East EuropeEducation
    1993/04Terrell, RichardSoviet Nationality Policy and National Consciousness in the Transcaucasian Republics: Drawing Together or Tearing Apart?CaucasusHistorical
    1993/03Perchatsch, GregorySolving Ukraine's Energy CrisisUkraineEconomic
    1993/02Anderson, EaridethEnvironmental Analysis of Privatization ProgramsSoviet BlocEnvironmental
    1993/01Barrall, TedBiological Weapons, Biotechnology and the Soviet UnionSoviet UnionMilitary
    1992/12Bilas, RogerEconomic Development of the Soviet Far EastSoviet UnionEconomic
    1992/12Paustenbaugh, JenniferTsiganite, the Gypsies of Bulgaria: Assimilation, Rejection, and Stormy Co-existenceBulgariaCultural
    1992/10Pyle, WilliamSoviet Banking ReformSoviet UnionEconomic
    1992/09Oehme, PatriciaProspects for Foreign Economic Liberalization in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, the Baltics and RussiaSoviet BlocEconomic
    1992/06Shultz, DanielVavilov's Plant Science, Lysenko's Agrobiology and Soviet Agriculture in the 1920s and 1930sSoviet UnionHistorical
    1992/05Harris, CalvinWas Stalin a Russian Nationalist? Some Thoughts on Stalin's Approach to the National QuestionSoviet UnionHistorical
    1992/05McFadden, WilliamThe Environmental Impact of Economic Transformation in the Former Soviet UnionSoviet UnionEnvironmental
    1992/04Herron, ErikDefense Conversion in the Soviet and Post-Soviet PeriodsSoviet Union / RussiaMilitary
    1992/04Meyer, ChristopherReform and Research and Development in Ex-Soviet Union and East GermanySoviet Union /German Democratic RepublicPolitical
    1991/12Cornwell, DoreneSoviet-Czechoslovak "Cooperation" in Nuclear Energy DevelopmentSoviet Union / CzechoslovakiaPolitical
    1991/12Lally, MichaelThe Soviet National Security Decision-Making 1985-1991: Perestroika and Institutional ChangeSoviet UnionPolitical
    1991/11Sheffer, LesleThe Demise of the CMEA: Too Much of a Burden to ShareSoviet BlocEconomic
    1991/05Raisner, WilliamThe Effect of the Invasion of Afghanistan on Soviet-Pakistani Relations: An Historical PerspectiveSoviet UnionMilitary
    1991/05Rosenblum, DavidNew Thinking in Soviet Foreign Policy toward Eastern Europe and the Revolutions of 1989Soviet BlocPolitical
    1991/04Griffith, ScottThe Opening of the Soviet Economy to Foreign InvestmentSoviet UnionEconomic
    1991/04McGuire, DonaldThe Aral Sea CrisisSoviet UnionEnvironmental
    1991/04Reed, DouglasSoviet Military Power in the BalticsSoviet UnionMilitary
    1990/12Auslin, MichaelThe Aimless Territorial Questions: Soviet Foreign Policy Towards the KurilsSoviet UnionPolitical
    1990/10Hartten, ErikThe Demise of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance and Its Integration into the World Economy via the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the International Monetary Fund, and the World BankSoviet BlocEconomic
    1990/08De Luca, DuaneSoviet-Albanian RelationsSoviet Union / AlbaniaPolitical
    1990/07Skirkanich, LaurieCoalescing of Interest Groups within the Soviet Military: A Help or Hindrance for Reform?Soviet UnionMilitary
    1990/06Costello, BryanThe Evolution of Neutrality: Finnish-Soviet Relations in the Post-War Years, 1948-1961Soviet Union / FinlandPolitical
    1990/05Guenther, StephenThe Effects of Glasnost' on the KGBSoviet UnionPolitical
    1990/05Wright II, J. LaurenceCMEA Standardization and the World EconomySoviet BlocEconomic
    1990/04Crabtree, WilliamEnvironmental Cooperation among CMEA Member CountriesSoviet BlocEnvironmental
    1990/04Milenkovich, MelindaThe Soviet Commitment to the EnvironmentSoviet UnionEnvironmental
    1990/04Murtha, MichelleA History of the Party Programs of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a Point by Point Comparison of the 1961 and 1986 ProgramsSoviet UnionPolitical
    1990/04Peyronnin, EdgarGlobal Safety and the Environment: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and the Emerging World Political OrderSoviet BlocEnvironmental
    1990/04Sentz, LisaRegional Economic Autonomy in the USSR: The Baltic Region as a Case StudyBalticsEconomic
    1989/11Milkie, MichaelSoviet Attitudes toward the Command and Control of Strategic Nuclear ForcesSoviet UnionMilitary
    1989/08Iwasyszyn, JaneReligious Freedom in East Germany and the Soviet Union in the Era of Glasnost'Soviet Union / German Democratic RepublicCultural
    1989/05Blanton, LorriThe Baltic National Front Movements: An Expression of Nationalistic Interest Group ArticulationBalticsPolitical
    1989/05Hutchinson, AmyThe Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, Burden Sharing and Reform: An OverviewSoviet BlocEconomic
    1989/04Clough, VirginiaFrom Transmission Belt to Spark Plug: The Union of Cinematographers under GorbachevSoviet UnionCultural
    1989/04Panek, SueThe Energy Factor in Soviet-East European RelationsSoviet UnionEconomic
    1989/04Smith, JoyceThe Corruption in Uzbekistan and the Trial of ChurbanovUzbekistanPolitical
    1989/04Smith, MichaelThe Dynamics of Current Soviet Efforts to Develop Soviet Central AsiaCentral AsiaEconomic
    1989/04Warlinski, ZeniaThe Coexistence of Official Medicine and Medicinal Herbs in Poland in the Last DecadePolandCultural
    1989/02Arapakos, AnnaSoviet Leadership Responses to the Crisis in the Agro-Industrial Complex: The Food Programs 1982-1987 and Changing Attitudes Toward the MilitarySoviet UnionMilitary
    1989/02Gelsinger, ShaunHow Reform Affects Defense Priorities: The Case of HungaryHungaryMilitary
    1989/01Brett, ThomasThe Dilemma of the "Nation" in the German Democratic Republic 1967-1976German Democratic RepublicPolitical
    1988/11Aleshin, NicholasContemporary Nationalism and MarxismSoviet BlocPolitical
    1988/11Green, RichardCase Study of Soviet Tank DevelopmentsSoviet UnionMilitary
    1988/11Brown, FredBackground and Implications of a Shift to a Reasonable Sufficiency DoctrineSoviet UnionMilitary
    1988/11Costello, TedSoviet Defense Decision-making and Priority AllocationSoviet UnionMilitary
    1988/11Sun, I-Fen CrystalSino-Soviet Relations in 1980s: A Political, Economic & Trade OverviewSoviet UnionPolitical
    1988/05Kirkpatrick, TedWorld Revolution and the Red Army — The Soviet-Polish War of 1919-1920Soviet Union / PolandHistorical
    1988/05Smidchens, GuntisLife Stories of Four Chicago LatviansLatviaLife Stories
    1988/04Geskin, MichaelSoviet Defense Manpower Policy: Non-Russian Nationalities in the Soviet Armed Forces – The Need for IntegrationSoviet UnionMilitary
    1987/11Rhea, RalphSoviet Military Power Projection into the Third World: Actors, Capabilities, and DoctrineSoviet UnionMilitary
    1987/05Koropeckyj, AndriySoviet Population and the Future of Minority Territorial AreasSoviet UnionMinorities

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    PhD Dissertations

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    2010/12 Kanig, ChristianReeducation Through Soviet Culture: Soviet Cultural Policy in Occupied Germany, 1945-1949History
    2010/12Muller, Anna"If the walls could talk: Women Political Prisoners in Stalinist Poland, 1945-1956”History
    2009/09Prestia, Joseph'The Most Momentous Choice of All...', The Romanian Decision to Enter the Great War, 1914-1916History
    2009/06Chung, BoraChanging the Shape of Existence: Utopian in Andrei Platonov's Chevengur and Bruno Jasienski's I Burn ParisSlavic Languages & Literatures
    2008/10Cakars, MelissaBeing Buryat: Soviet Modernization in SiberiaHistory
    2007/10Massino, JillEngendering socialism: A History of Women and Everyday Life in Socialist RomaniaHistory
    2007/09White, AngelaJewish Lives in the Polish Language: The Polish-Jewish Press, 1918-1939History
    2007/09Shrager, MiriamThe Accentual Systems of Masculine Nouns in the Krivici DialectsSlavic Languages & Literatures
    2005/06Ehrlich, AdamBetween Germany and Poland: Ethnic-Cleansing and Politicization of Ethnicity in Upper Silesia under National Socialism and Communism (1939-1950)History
    2005/06Pauly, MattBuilding Socialism in the National Classroom: Education and Language Policy in Soviet Ukraine, 1923-30History
    2005/04Lazda, MaraGender and Totalitarianism: Soviet and Nazi Occupation of Latvia, 1940-1945History
    2005/03Rajagopalan, SudhaIndian films, Soviet audiences, 1954-1991: the pursuit of escapist pleasuresHistory
    2005/01Reindl, DonaldThe Effects of Historical German-Slovene Language Contact on the Slovene LanguageSlavic Langauges & Literatures
    2004/12Thomas, JulieInternational Intercourse: Establishing a Transnational Discourse on Birth Control in the Interwar EraHistory
    2004/11Blackwell, Martin J.Regime City of the First Category: The Experience of the Return of Soviet Power to Kyiv, Ukraine, 1943-1946History
    2004/06Wood, NathanBecoming Metropolitan: Krakow Popular Press and the Representation of Modern Urban Life 1900-1915History
    2004/05Cash, JenniferIn Search of an Authentic Nation: Folkloric Ensembles, Ethnography, and Ethnicity in the Republic of MoldovaAnthropology
    2004/04Aligica, Dragos PaulThe Spread of Economic Ideas and the Political Economy Paradigm Shift in Eastern Europe: Diffusion, Institutional Processes and Epistemic ChoicePolitical Science
    2004/04Goldenberg, AmyPolish Amber ArtFolklore & Ethnomusicology
    2003/11Fisher, DavidExhibiting Russia at the World's Fairs, 1851-1900History
    2003/08Metzo, Katherine"It didn’t used to be this way": Households, Resources, and Economic Transformation in Tunka Valley, Buriatia, Russian FederationAnthropology
    2003/05Cooper, ThomasOn Struction of the Psychological Novel: Mimesis of Consciousness in the Novels of Zsigmond KemenyComparative Literature
    2003/04Beldavs, AijaI Sing Out Nine, You're Working on One: Historical Latvian Ritual Insult Song Warring "Apdziedasanas"Folklore & Ethnomusicology
    2003/04Woodworth, BradleyCivil Society and Nationality in the Multiethnic Russian Empire: Tallinn/Reval, 1860-1914History
    2001/05Johnson, JanetState Transformation and Violence Against Women in Russia Political Science
    2001/04Erickson, John A.Language Contact and Morphosynactic Change: Shift of Case-Marker Functions in TurkicCEUS/Linguistics

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