Soyuz is formally constituted as the Post-Communist Cultural Studies Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and is also recognized as an official unit of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

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2016 Summer Scholar Fellowships at the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 2016 Summer Scholar Fellowships.

SAR awards fellowships each year to several scholars in anthropology and related fields to pursue research or writing projects that promote understanding of human behavior, culture, society, and the history of anthropology. Scholars from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. 

Curricular Materials on the South Caucasus

New curricular materials for higher education on a variety of topics about the South Caucasus region are available for free at
Modules are available to be used as scholarly vignettes on Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to enhance instruction and to give students an opportunity to learn more about a fascinating yet often ignored region of the world. Topics covered include architecture, economics, history, migration, and politics, among others.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2016 Soyuz Symposium (now Dec 1)

The 2016 Annual SOYUZ Symposium on the "Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right?"  will be held at the University of Chicago on March 11-12, 2016.  The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to December 1, 2015.  See below for complete details.

The 2016 Annual SOYUZ Symposium

Politics of Difference: Migration, Nation, Postsocialist Left and Right?