First Book Subvention Past Recipients


University of Toronto Press, Without the State: Self-Organization and Political Activism in Ukraine by Emily Channell-Justice


University of Toronto Press, In the Kingdom of Shoes: Bata, Zlin, and Globalization, 1894-1945 by Zachary Austin

Cornell University Press, Unsettled Heritage: Living next to Poland's Material Jewish Traces after the Holocaust by Yechiel Weizman


Cornell University Press, Snapshots of the Soul: Photo-Poetic Encounters in Modern Russian Culture by Molly Thomasy Blasing

McGill-Queen's University, Restless History: Political Imaginaries and Their Discontents in Post-Stalinist Bulgaria by Zhivka Valiavicharska

Northwestern University Press, Word Play: Experimental Poetry and Soviet Children’s Literature by Ainsley Morse


Cornell University Press, Nested Nationalism:  Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus by Krista A. Goff

Columbia University Press, Internationalist Aesthetics: The Role of China in Early Soviet Culture by Edward Tyerman


Northwestern University Press, Russia’s Capitalist Realism Historical Change and Narrative Form in Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov by Vadim Shneyder

Cornell University Press, Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia by James Pickett

University of Wisconsin Press, A Spiritual Revolution: Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia, 1700–1825 by Andrey V. Ivanov


University of Tornto Press, for Ukrainian Women Writers and the National Imaginary: from the Collapse of the USSR to the Euromaidan by Oleksandra Wallo (University of Kansas)

Cornell University Press, for Tales From Albarado: Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania by Smoki Musaraj (Ohio University)


University of Toronto Press, for Between Rhyme and Reason: Vladimir Nabokov, Translation, and Dialogue by Stanislav Shvabrin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

University Press of Mississippi, for Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil's Political Cartoons, 1954-1964 by John Etty (Auckland Grammar School)

University of Toronto Press, for Pushkin's Monument and Allusion: Poem, Statue, Performance by Sidney Eric Dement (Bringhamton University)


Cornell University Press, for Empire of Friends: Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia by Rachel Applebaum (Tufts University)

Northern Illinois University Press, for The Futurist Files: Avant-Garde, Politics and Ideology in Russia, 1905–1930 by Iva Glisic (University of Western Australia)

University of Wisconsin Press, for Hungarian Religion, Romanian Blood: A Minority’s Struggle for National Belonging by Chris Davis (Lone Star College)


Cornell University Press, for The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan by Sarah I. Cameron (University of Maryland, College Park)

Northwestern University Press, for Mapping Warsaw: The Spatial Poetics of a Postwar City by Ewa Wampuszyc (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

University of California Press, for Gan's Constructivism: Aesthetic Theory for an Embedded Modernism by Kristin Romberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

University of Toronto Press, for Why Control Immigration? Strategic Uses of Migration Management in Russia by Caress Schenk (Nazarbayev University)

2017- Spring

Cornell University Press for From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World by Elidor Mëhili (Hunter College)

Cornell University Press for Deaf in the USSR: Marginality, Community, and Soviet Identity, 1917-1991 by Claire L. Shaw (University of Bristol)

University of Wisconsin Press for Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture, 1861-1881  by Lynn Patyk (Dartmouth College)

2016- Fall

Cornell University Press for Knowledge and the Ends of Empire:  Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731–1917 by Ian W. Campbell (University of California-Davis)

University of Toronto Press for Beau Monde on Empire's Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine by Mayhill C. Fowler (Stetson University)  

University of Wisconsin Press for Beyond the Monastery Walls: The Ascetic Revolution in Russian Orthodox Thought, 1814–1914  by Patrick Lally Michelson (Indiana University Bloomington)

2016- Spring

Central European University Press for Between Nation and Empire: Russian and Romanian Competing Visions of Bessarabia in the Second Half of the 19th and Early 20th Century by Andrei Cusco (State University of Moldova)

Indiana University Press for Health and Wealth on the Bosnian Market: Intimate Debt by Larisa Jasarevic (University of Chicago)

University of North Carolina Press for The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the Soviet Union by Chris Miller (Yale U)  


Cornell University Press for Violence as a Generative Force by Max Bergholz (Concordia U)

Indiana University Press for Threads of Empire: Loyalty and Tsarist Authority in Bashkiria, 1552–1917 by Charles Steinwedel (Northeastern Illinois U)

Northern Illinois University Press for Russian Realisms: Literature and Painting, 1840-1890 by Molly Brunson (Yale U)