Article Prize

Soyuz’s annual article prize recognizes an outstanding article in postsocialist studies published by a junior scholar in the preceding year.

The winner in 2017 was Dr. Madgalena E. Stawkowski for her article “‘I Am a Radioactive Mutant:’ Emergent Biological Subjectivities at Kazakhstan’s Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site,” which appeared in American Ethnologist:

Honorable mentions went to:

Dr. Lily Chumley, for “Seeing Strange: Chinese Aesthetics in a Foreign World,” published in Anthropological Quarterly:


Dr. Emily Channel-Justice, for “‘We’re Not Just Sandwiches:’ Europe, Nation, and Feminist (Im)Possibilities on Ukraine’s Maidan,” which appeared in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society:




The inaugural article prize was awarded to Dr. Inna Leykin for “Rodologia: Genealogy as Therapy in Post Soviet Russia,” which appeared in Ethos:

Receiving honorable mentions were:

Dr. Tatiana Chudakova, for her Medical Anthropology Quarterly article “Caring for Strangers: Aging, Traditional Medicine, and Collective Care in Post-socialist Russia:”
Dr. Liene Ozolina-Fitzgerald, for her article “A State of Limbo: The Politics of Waiting in Neo-Liberal Latvia,” which appeared in the British Journal of Sociology: