Western Association of Slavic Studies

The Western Association of Slavic Studies (WASS formerly the Western Slavic & Eurasian Association, previously Rocky Mountain Association for Slavic Studies) is a regional affiliate of ASEEES concentrated in the western part of the United States and Canada. The organization comprises scholars in multiple disciplines who are interested in the disciplines of humanities, arts, and social sciences as they relate to Russia, the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Scholars from all parts of the United States and Canada are welcome at its annual meetings which are held in conjunction with the Western Social Science Assocation, of which WASS is an affiliated member. The WASS promotes both single discipline and interdisciplinary studies at these annual meetings providing for lively and exciting discussions between scholars and policy-makers. The Western Slavic & Eurasian Association also acts as the regional host when ASEEES meets on the West Coast. At its annual meetings a $100 prize is awarded to the best graduate student paper presented.

Primary Contact: Robert Niebuhr, Treasurer 


Officers:

Board of Directors President (2020-2022): Evguenia Davidova, Portland State University, evguenia@pdx.edu 
Conference Organizer (2022): Robert Niebuhr, Arizona State University, Robert.Niebuhr@asu.edu 
Secretary-Treasurer: Robert Niebuhr, Arizona State University, Robert.Niebuhr@asu.edu
Executive Council:
Peter Mentzel, The Liberty Fund
Evguenia Davidova, Portland State University
Lynn Lubamersky, Boise State University
Mark A. Cichock, University of Texas at Arlington
Melissa Bokovoy, University of New Mexico
 
Conference Info:
The Western Association of Slavic Studies (WASS) conference will be held, jointly with the Western Social Science Association, March 30-April 2, 2022 in Denver, CO. For more info, see the conference website or contact Robert Niebuhr (robert.niebuhr@asu.edu).
 
Membership:
$15 per year, $7 for graduate or undergraduate students.