Graduate Research Prize

AWSS Graduate Research Prize 2016

The AWSS Graduate Research Prize is awarded annually to support promising graduate-level research in any field of Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies by a woman, or on a topic in Women's or Gender Studies related to Slavic, East European, or Eurasian Studies by either a woman or a man. For 2016 the AWSS Graduate Research Prize is awarded to Rebecca Hastings, PhD candidate in History at the University of Oregon (Major Advisor: Julie Hessler). Hastings's project, "Oil and Society in Azerbaijan, 1860-2015," examines the intersection of ethnic identities and regional cultures in shaping the development of the oil industry in Azerbaijan under the Imperial Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet states. Her project is a study of both Imperial exploitation and regional development, taking a holistic approach to the policies and their implications surrounding the oil industry and the South Caucasus. AWSS is pleased to support Hastings in her research trip to Baku and her pursuit of this project.

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