Q*ASEEES: Society for the Promotion of LGBTQ Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies

Q*ASEEES was created to promote all forms of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) studies in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian societies, including but not limited to history, literary and cultural studies, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. We hope to support collaborative work between different disciplines with an interest in our regions. We want to serve as a voice for LGBTQ studies in Central & Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. We will also promote professional mentoring for early-career scholars who identify as LGBTQ, and work with the Association for Diversity in Slavic and East European Studies (ADSEES) and the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) toward this goal.

The Q*ASEEES affiliate group focuses on the following issues:

  • Networking among scholars of LGBTQ studies
  • Mentoring and advising students and junior scholars of LGBTQ studies
  • Collecting resources and bibliographies on LGBTQ topics for use by scholars, activists, and advocates
  • Supporting scholars of LGBTQ topics in regions that may be less open to such topics
  • Facilitating organization of panels at ASEEES and regional conferences, if possible
  • Alexander Kondakov, European University SPb
  • Anita Kurimay, Bryn Mawr College
  • Dan Healey, University of Oxford
  • Feruza Aripova, Northeastern University
  • Kevin Moss, Middlebury College
  • Roman Utkin, Davidson College
  • Sam Roman Buelow, Indiana University
  • Veronika Lapina, European University SPb