Past Recipients

Past Recipients of the Heldt Prize

2017

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies

Rebecca Gould, Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016).

Honorable Mention: Nancy Shields Kollmann. The Russian Empire, 1450-1801 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Honorable Mention: Rosalind P. Blakesley, The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016).

 

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's and Gender Studies

Iveta Jusová & Jirina Šiklová, eds. Czech Feminisms: Perspectives on Gender in East Central Europe (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies

Jennifer A. Zenovich, "Willing the Property of Gender: A Feminist Autoethnography of Inheritance in Montenegro" Women's Studies in Communication 39, no. 1 (2016): 28-46. DOI: 10.1080/07491409.2015.1113217.

 

Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies

Diane Nemec Ignashev, trans. The Kukotsky Enigma by Ludmila Ulitskaya (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016).


2016

Best Book in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Women's Studies

Keely Stauter-Halsted. The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015).

Honorable Mention: Jennifer Suchland. Economies of Violence: Transnational Feminism, Postsocialism, and the Politics of Sex Trafficking (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015).

 

Best Book by a Woman in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Lisa Kirschenbaum, International Communism and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity and Suspicion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Honorable Mention: Erika Monahan, The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Russia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016).

Honorable Mention: Eileen Kane, Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015).

 

Best Article in Slavic/East European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Claire E. McCallum, "Scorched by the Fire of War: Masculinity, War Wounds and Disability in Soviet Visual Culture, 1941-65," Slavonic and East European Review 93 (2): 251-85.


2015

Best Book in Slavic and East European Women's Studies

Valerie Sperling, Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Honorable mention: Kristen Ghodsee, The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015).

 

Best Book by a Woman in Slavic and East European Studies

Luba Golburt, The First Epoch: The Eighteenth Century and the Russian Cultural Imagination (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014).

Honorable mention: Mary Elise Sarotte, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall (New York: Basic Books, 2014).

Honorable mention: Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, Beyond Violence: Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-48 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

 

Best Article in Slavic and East European Women's Studies

Anika Walke, "Jewish Youth in the Minsk Ghetto: How Age and Gender Mattered," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 15, no. 3 (Summer 2014): 535-62.

Honorable mention: Nadia Kaneva & Elza Ibroscheva, "Pin-ups, strippers and centerfolds: Gendered mediation and post-socialist political culture" European Journal of Cultural Studies 18, no. 2 (2015): 224-41.

 

Best Translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Caroline Clark, Ksenia Golubovich, Stephanie Sandler, trans. In Praise of Poetry by Olga Sedakova (Rochester, NY: Open Letter, 2014).


2014

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies

Kate Brown. Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Honorable Mention: Madeleine Reeves, Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014).

 

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies

Jenny Kaminer, Women with a Thirst for Destruction: The Bad Mother in Russian Culture. (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2013).

Honorable Mention: Paula A. Michaels, Lamaze: An International History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies

Francesca Stella, "Queer Space, Pride, and Shame in Moscow," Slavic Review, 72, no. 3 (Fall 2013): 458-80.


2013

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies

Judith Pallot and Laura Piacentini, with the assistance of Dominique Moran, Gender, Geography, and PunishmentThe Experience of Women in Carceral Russia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Honorable Mention: Louise McReynolds, Murder Most Russian. True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies

Yana Hashamova, "War Rape: (Re)defining Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Nationhood" in Helena Goscilo and Yana Hashamova, eds., Embracing Arms. Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2012).

 

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies

Karen Petrone, The Great War in Russian Memory (Bloomington: Indiana University, 2011).

Honorable Mention: Nancy Shields Kollman, Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

 

Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies

Sibelan Forrester, trans. The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Propp (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012).


2012

Best Book by a Woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies

Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery, Peasants under Siege. The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011).

Honorable Mention: Katerina Clark, Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-1941 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011).

 

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Beth Holmgren, Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America (Bloomington: Indiana University, 2012).

 

Best Article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Agnès Kefeli, "The Tale of Joseph and Zulaykha on the Volga Frontier: The Struggle for Gender, Religious, and National Identity in Imperial and Post-Soviet Russia," Slavic Review70, No. 2 (Summer 2011): 373-98.


2011

Best Book by a Woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies

Cristina Vatulescu, Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film & the Secret Police in Soviet Times (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010).

Honorable Mention: Sarah D. Phillips, Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011).

 

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies:

Eliyana R. Adler, In Her Hands: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2011).

Honorable Mention: Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Equality and Revolution: Women's Rights in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917 (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010).

 

Best Article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Michelle Lamarche Marrese, "'The Poetics of Everyday Behavior' Revisited: Lotman, Gender, and the Evolution of Russian Noble Identity," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 11, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 701-39.

 

Best Translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Marian Schwartz, trans. 2017 by Ol'ga Slavnikova (New York: Overlook/Duckworth, 2010).


2010

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Kristen Ghodsee, Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010).

 

Best Book by a Woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies

Rebecca Manley, To the Tashkent Station: Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009).

 

Best Article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies

Adi Kuntsman, "'With a Shade of Disgust': Affective Politics of Sexuality and Class in Memoirs of the Stalinist Gulag," Slavic Review 68, No 2 (Summer 2009): 308-28.


2009

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Christine Ruane, The Empire's New Clothes: A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700-1917 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009).

 

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies:

Olga Shevchenko, Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009).

 

Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Boris Jakim, Judith Kornblatt, and Laury Magnus, trans. Divine Sophia: The Wisdom Writings of Vladimir Solovyov by Judith Deutsch Kornblatt (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Stephanie Sandler, "Visual Poetry after Modernism: Elizaveta Mnatsakanova," Slavic Review 76, No. 3 (Fall 2008), 610-41


2008

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies:

Catherine Wanner, Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007).

 

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Eliot Borenstein, Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Abby Schrader, "Unruly Felons and Civilizing Wives: Cultivating Marriage in the Siberian Exile System, 1822-1860," Slavic Review vol. 66, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 230-56.


2007

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies:

Valerie Kivelson, Cartographies of Tsardom, The Land and Its Meaning traces (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007).

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Marianne Kamp, The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling under Communism (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Diana Greene, "The Menagerie or the Visitor's Pass? Aleksandra Zrazhevskaia and Praskov'ia Bakunina on Russian Women Writers," Carl Beck Papers (Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh University Press, 2007.)


2006

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies:

Marci Shore, Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006).

 

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Michele Rivkin-Fish, Women's Health in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics of Intervention (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Elizabeth Jones Hemenway, "Mothers of Communists-Women Revolutionaries and the Construction of a Soviet Identity" in Helena Goscilo and Andrea Lanoux, eds., Gender and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Russian Culture (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006).

 

Best translation in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Sibelan Forrester, trans. American Scream: Palindrome Apocalypse by Oraić Tolić (Portland, OR: Ooligan Press, 2005).


2005

Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies:

Amy Nelson, Music for the Revolution: Musicians and Power in Early Soviet Russia (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004).

Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Shana Penn, Solidarity's Secret: The Women who Defeated Communism in Poland (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005).

 

Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's studies:

Michele Rivkin-Fish, "'Change Yourself and the Whole World Will Become Kinder': Russian Activists for Reproductive Health and the Limits of Claims Making for Women," Medical Anthropology Quarterly 18, no. 3 (2004): 281-304.


Past Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

2017 - Natalia L'vovna Pushkareva
2016 - Lisa Kirschenbaum
2015 - Sarah Phillips
2014 - Diane Koenker
2013 - Elena Gapova
2012 - June Pachuta Farris
2011 - Marina Goldovskaya
2010 - Mihaela Miroiu
2009 - Beth Holmgren
2008 - Christine Worobec
2007 - Gitta Hammarberg
2006 - Nadia Azhgikhina
2005 - Brenda Meehan
2004 - Anna Lisa Crone
2003 - Adele Lindenmeyr
2002 - Stephanie Sandler
2001 - Olga Yokohama
2000 - Janet Rabinowitch
1999 - Diana Burgin
1998 - Patricia Herlihy
1997 - Helena Goscilo
1996 - Barbara Engel


Mary Zirin Prize Past Recipients

2017 - Olga Bukhina
2016 - Margaret Samu
2015 - Rosamund Bartlett & Ellen Elias-Bursac
2014 - Galina Mardilovich
2013 - Carolyn J. Pouncy
2012 - Susan N. Smith
2011 - Stepanka Korytova
2010 - Marilyn Schwinn Smith
2009 - Elena Shulman
2008 - Pavla Frýdlová
2002 - Lisa Alzo and Virginia Parobek
2001 - Linda Edmondson and Sonia Ketchian
2000 - Judith Vowles
1999 - Elena Ivanovna Trofimovna and Kazimiera Janina Cottam


Graduate Research Prize Past Recipients

2017 - Tatiana Rabinovich, University of Arizona, Laboring on the Margins: Muslim Women, Precarity, and Potentiality in Russia
2016 - Rebecca Hastings, University of Oregon, Oil and Society in Azerbaijan, 1860-2015
2015 - Margarita Safronova, University of California, Santa Barbara.
2013 - Jessica Zychowicz, University of Michigan, Superfluous Women: Gender, Art, and Activism After the Orange Revolution
2011 - Agnieszka Zajaczkowska, University of Victoria, BC, Decision-making processes pertaining to women's involuntary admissions to psychiatric institutions in Poland.
2009 - Roland Clark, History, University of Pittsburgh
2007 - Dorota M. Lech, Poland's response to sex trafficking reforms
2005 - Simone Ispa-Landa, Suspended Causality: Cultures of Intimacy among Two Cohorts of Russian Women


Graduate Essay Prize Past Recipients

2017 - Ania Aizman, Harvard University, "The Considerable Anarchism of the Present Moment: Post-Soviet Russian Philosophy in Search of a New (Old?) Avant-Garde.”
2016 - Joy Neumeyer, University of California at Berkeley, "Brezhnev, Vysotsky, and the Death of Developed Socialism: A Tragic Farce in Five Acts."
2015 - Katarzyna Kaczmarska, "Russia, A Different Version of the International," a chapter of her dissertation, "The Politics of Representing the International: International Society and the Russian World."
2014 - Olga Sasunkevich, European Humanities University, Vilnius; Greifswald University, Germany, "Shuttle Trade and Gender Relations: Female World in a Provincial Border Town"
2013 - Steven Jug, University of Illinois, "Hating and Killing: Defining Oneself Against Enemy and Non-Combatant Amidst Defeat, 1942," from his dissertation, “All Stalin's Men? Soldierly Masculinities in the Soviet War Effort”
2012 - Chiara Bonfiglioli, University of Utrecht, "From Comrades to Traitors: The Cominform Resolution of 1948," from her dissertation, "Revolutionary Networks. Women's Political and Social Activism in Cold War Italy and Yugoslavia (1945-1957)."
2010 - Maryna Y. Bazylevych, SUNY Albany, "'Beautiful' Medicine and Feminism: Women and the Practice of Post-socialist Biomedicine in Millennial Ukraine"
2009 - Faith C. Hillis, Yale University, "State, Society, and Capitalism in the Southwest Borderlands," chapter 1 from her dissertation, "Between Empire and Nation: Urban Politics, Community, and Violence in Kiev, 1863-1907"
2007 - Anna Kuxhausen, "The Modern Miracles of Breastfeeding: Raising the Nation on Mothers' Milk"
2006 - Anna Urasova, "Saving Private Sychev: Russian Masculinities in Crisis" and Jelena Subotic, "Confronting the Past When the Past Is Not Yet Over: Transitional Justice in Serbia"
2005 - Christina Vatulescu, "The Politics of Estrangement"
2004 - Elena Shulman, "'Bol'sheviki Were Never Ascetics!': Female Morale and Communist Morality"

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