Distinguished Contributions Award

Established in 1970 the Association's Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award honors members of the profession who have made major contributions to the field. Distinguished Contributions may be conceived of in diverse ways, and the Association seeks to recognize outstanding service, leadership, scholarship, mentoring, and public outreach.

In particular, we hope to receive nominations that highlight noteworthy contributions to public understanding, contributions that innovate and transform the way we understand our regions and our disciplines, and leadership that opens our disciplines to new perspectives and encourages fresh voices in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

This revision was approved by the ASEEES Board on November 23, 2019.

Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Committee accepts nominations in writing or via e-mail from any member of ASEEES.

The lead nominator should submit all documents and letters in one PDF file to the Committee Chair.

The package should consist of:

one nominating letter not exceeding 3 pages discussing the nominee’s service, scholarship, mentoring and leadership; there is no limit to the number of signatories it may append; 

a maximum of 10 supporting letters not exceeding 2 pages each; each letter must discuss evidence of at least one of the criteria categories;

the candidate’s full CV including publications, editorships, curatorships, awards and prizes; and service to ASEEES and/or the profession.

Self-nomination is not accepted.

The Committee positively encourages nominations from ALL disciplines in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. It welcomes inclusive nominations that reflect the diversity of the profession, and the diversity of contributions colleagues can make.

The Committee will seek to ensure a balanced pool of nominees and retains the option of surveying the field for prospective award winners.

The deadline for nominations is April 1.

The winner of the Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Studies Award will be chosen by:

Olga Shevchenko, Williams College, 2019-2021, Chair
Eliot Borenstein, New York U, 2020-2022
Choi Chatterjee, California State U, Los Angeles, 2021-2023
Gerald Creed, Hunter College, 2020-2022
Dan Healey, Oxford U (UK), 2019-2021 

ASEEES Staff Liaison: Kelly McGee, Deputy Director/Director of Membership