CRF Scholar Julie Hemment (’07–’08) Awarded Fellowship from National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)

CRF Scholar Julie Hemment (’07–’08) Awarded Fellowship from National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)

Julie Hemment(anthropology) has been awarded a fellowship from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (in the Title VIII Research Competition, $40,000) to work on her book, provisionally entitled Volunteers, Entrepreneurs and Patriots: Youth as New Subjects of State Policy in Russia. The book draws on the NSF-funded collaborative research project that she has been undertaking with youth and scholars in Tver, Russia since 2006. Read more about her research here.

The NCEEER competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or East-Central Europe. For more information go to: www.nceeer.org

Dr. Julie Hemment, associate professor of anthropology, is an expert on post-socialist Russia’s civil society and forms of civic activism since the mid 1990’s. In 2005 the center for Research on Families awarded Hemment a Family Research Scholarship, which launched her most recent research project and enabled her to secure a diversity of funding to do her work over the years. The Family Research Scholars Program provides selected faculty with the time, technical expertise, peer mentorship, and national expert consultation to prepare a large grant proposal to further their research.  

To learn more about the Family Research Scholars Program, please visit our website: www.umass.edu/family/scholars