People

Organizational Groups

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Webinars Organizational Group

The Webinars Organizational Group develops and hosts career and educational webinars. While open to all, these webinars are primarily geared toward undergraduate and master’s students who are interested in furthering non-academic careers in REEES-related fields and/or who are interested in attending a REEES program at a network institution. The organizational group interfaces between invited guest speakers and the host institution to bring these engaging events to a diverse network of individuals and institutions. Currently contributing to the Webinars Organizational Group are faculty and administrators at Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, Fairfield University, Lehigh University, Middlesex Community College, New York University, Southern Connecticut State University, and the University of Maine. For more information please contact Ian MacMillen.

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Student Conference Organizational Group

The Student Conference Organizational Group coordinates an annual two-day student conference in REEES. Emphasizing student research/internship panels, career development, and cultural programming, this conference gives students the opportunity to engage with the REEES field in meaningful ways while networking with their student colleagues, as well as with a diverse group of faculty, administrators, and non-academic professionals who work in REEES fields. The organizational group works closely with host-institution support staff to develop the Spring-semester conference. Currently contributing to the Student Conference Organizational Group are faculty and administrators at Clark University, Drew University, Kings College, New York University, SUNY Old Westbury, UMass Amherst, University of New Haven, University of Pittsburgh, and Vassar College. For more information Please contact Ian MacMillen.

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Faculty and Administrator Workshop Organizational Group

The Faculty and Administrator Workshop Organizational Group develops the program and logistics for an annual Spring-semester workshop that brings together faculty and administrators from REEESNe institutions. The goal of this workshop is to discuss exigent issues and concerns of the REEES field (program and course enrollment, innovative and inclusive pedagogy, and diversifying the field, among other topics), and to develop actionable plans to address these issues across REEESNe institutions and programs. Currently contributing to the Faculty and Administrator Workshop Organizational Group are faculty and administrators at Brandeis University, Columbia University, Franklin & Marshall College, Southern Connecticut State University, University of New Hampshire, and Wesleyan University. For more information please contact Doug Rogers or Ian MacMillen.

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Student Essay Competition Organizational Group

The Student Essay Competition Organizational Group develops and administers an annual student essay competition for undergraduate and master’s students attending REEESNe institutions. Currently contributing to the Student Essay Competition Organizational Group are faculty and administrators at Binghamton University, College of the Holy Cross, Penn State University, Swarthmore College, University of Maine, and the University of Pittsburgh. For more information please contact Ian MacMillen.

 

Yale Administrative Support

Yale University hosts the REEESNe network, which was initiated by Asia Neupane (Program Director, European Studies Council) and funded by a grant for which Doug Rogers (Professor of Anthropology and former Director of REEES at Yale) serves as Principal Investigator. Ian MacMillen (REEESNe Program Manager and Lecturer in Music and Russian & East European Studies) provides administrative oversight and coordinates events and information sharing in collaboration with additional Yale staff and with organizational groups comprising faculty and staff at various REEESNe Network institutions.

Ian MacMillen
Lecturer
Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies; Department of Music
Yale University
REEESNe Role:

Program Manager

Ian MacMillen holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology of Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Pennsylvania and served as faculty Director of the Center for Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies at Oberlin College before coming to Yale. His ethnographic and historical research on popular, sacred, and folk musics in Southeast Europe and the Soviet Union has been funded by sources such as the American Council of Learned Societies and the Fulbright Scholars Program.

Asia Neupane
Program Director
The MacMillan Center
Yale University
REEESNe Role:

Initiator of the REEESNe project; Program Director with general oversight of network initiatives in European Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies

As the Program Director for the Councils on Latin American & Iberian Studies and European Studies, Asia Neupane oversees all programmatic, administrative, and funding needs for the two councils. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ed.D. from Northeastern University. 

Josh Mentanko
Assistant Director, Programming & Operations
The MacMillan Center
Yale University
REEESNe Role:

Administrative Support

Josh Mentanko holds a Ph.D. in Latin American History from Yale University. He researches racial thought and the politics of social reproduction in the Americas as a way to understand global changes in the questions of health and development in the late twentieth century.

Doug Rogers
Professor of Anthropology
Anthropology/Archaeology
Yale University
REEESNe Role:

Principal Investigator (external grant for the REEESNe project)

Douglas Rogers is a sociocultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in political and economic anthropology; natural resources (especially oil) and energy; the anthropology of religion and ethics; cultural production; historical anthropology; and socialist societies and their postsocialist trajectories. He has done archival and ethnographic research in Russia since 1994.

Christina Andriotis
Program Coordinator
The MacMillan Center
Yale University
REEESNe Role:

Program/Events Coordinator

Christina Andriotis is the Programs Coordinator of the European Studies Council. Christina leads the administrative coordination of the Council and all affiliated programs.