Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Northeast
Launched in December 2020, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Northeast Network (REEESNe) comprises institutions and individuals along the Northeast corridor and neighboring areas. REEESNe facilitates information sharing and collaboration in order to advance teaching and learning about the REEES area, with a primary focus on the undergraduate and master’s levels.
We have particular interests in linking institutions of different types, from established centers to colleges or universities with only one or two specialist faculty, and in expanding knowledge of and access to REEES-related career opportunities outside the academy.
In bringing together various programs and people from across the Northeastern United States, we are working to develop and sustain an infrastructure through which institutions might collaborate to achieve, with greater ease and better success, their common goals. First among these we see the training of an expansive and diverse array of professionals who are interested in, knowledgeable about, and linguistically equipped (especially with regard to Russian language) to work in and on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.
(Images of alumni speakers at a Career Conversations webinar)
In 2021, REEESNe received a generous grant to launch new programs that facilitate the exchange of ideas and information through a variety of media as well as in-person and virtual events. Our plans for the coming years comprise: a biannual newsletter; webinars on REEES-relevant career paths and opportunities; in-person gatherings for faculty, administrators, and staff focused on strategies to enhance enrollment in REEES courses and programs; in-person conferences and networking opportunities for undergraduate and masters-level students; and more.
We also encourage members to take advantage of the contacts made accessible through the network and this website in order to share information about such matters as: graduate opportunities within the same region, state, or city; courses available through summer programs, course-sharing, or interinstitutional enrollment; students who are seeking advice beyond their institutional resources on specific subjects or career paths; visiting scholars who are available to give talks; etc.
(Images of faculty/administrators at a Master’s Program webinar)