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.

Soyuz Listserv

To join the Soyuz listserv, please click here.


Announcements are posted from messages sent to the Soyuz listserv. To post an announcement, please email Soyuz webmaster Kate Graber (graberk [at] indiana.edu).

2017 Symposium

Don’t forget to submit your presentation proposal for the 2017 Soyuz Symposium at Indiana University Bloomington. Details here.

NEW Article Prize competition!

The Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies announces the opening of its first Article Prize competition for the best article related to the culture, history, politics of postsocialism by a junior scholar. This prize recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of scholarly understandings of postsocialism, broadly defined. 

Articles published in 2015 and 2016 by a scholar who has earned a PhD within the past six years (2010 or later) are eligible. Scholars from any discipline with any geographic area of interest are encouraged to apply.

Please note that the deadline for this year has passed. Keep this prize in mind for next fall!