Soyuz: The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies

Soyuz is broadly conceived as a group of anthropologists and other scholars working in postsocialist studies. It 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 Association for Slavic, East European Studies and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES, formerly AAASS). We gather at AAA and ASEEES meetings in North America and here on the web to distribute information on our projects.

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The 2019 Annual Soyuz Symposium

Coming up at the University of Pittsburgh, March 29 and 30!

CFP for CASCA/AAA in Vancouver

SOYUZ is calling for panel submissions for the 2019 CASCA/AAA Annual Meeting, to be held Nov. 20-24 in Vancouver, BC.

The Soyuz Research Network connects cultural studies scholars and ethnographers researching postsocialism, understood as a theoretically generative problem space describing social life in regions of the world including East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Our goal is to foster collegial conversations about postsocialisms among generations of researchers in anthropology and cultural studies broadly conceived, with a special eye to building connections across traditional area studies boundaries.

Each year, SOYUZ sponsors one outstanding panel that takes as its focus (post)socialist lifeworlds. If you are considering organizing a panel that speaks to topics pertaining to socialism and postsocialism, and are interested in SOYUZ sponsorship, please contact: Emily Channell-Justice at channee [at] miamioh.edu.