First Book Subvention Past Recipients

2022-Fall

University of Wisconsin Press for The Russia That We Have Lost: Historical Memory and the Origins of Postsocialist Politics by Pavel Khazanov

Cornell University Press for Monuments for Posterity: Self-Commemoration and the Stalinist Culture of Time  by Antony Kalashnikov

2022-Spring

Northern Illinois University Press for Taking the Sovie t Union Apart Room by Room: Domestic Architecture Before and After  1991 by Kateryna Malaia

University of Wisconsin Press for The Russian Shanson as Tamed Rebel: From Anathem a to Anthem Press by Anastasiia Gordiienko

Oxford University Press for Reds in Blue: UNESCO, World Governance, and the Soviet Internationalist I Imagination during the Cold War by Louis Porter

2021-Fall

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

2021-Spring

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

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

2020-Fall

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

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

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

2020-Spring

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

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

2019-Fall

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

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

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

2019-Spring

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

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

2018-Fall

University of Toronto Press for Between Rhyme and Reason: Vladimir Nabokov, Translation, and Dialogue by Stanislav Shvabrin 

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

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

2018-Spring

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

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

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

2017-Fall

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

Northwestern University Press for Mapping Warsaw: The Spatial Poetics of a Postwar City by Ewa Wampuszyc 

University of California Press for Gan's Constructivism: Aesthetic Theory for an Embedded Modernism by Kristin Romberg 

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

2017- Spring

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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  

2015

Cornell University Press for Violence as a Generative Force by Max Bergholz 

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

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