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Second Annual Five College Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (REEES) Undergraduate Research Symposium

Have you written a paper related to Russian, East European or Eurasian studies over the past year, or are you in the process of writing one for a class or as an honors thesis? If so, we invite you to consider presenting it and being in broader dialogue with a community of students and scholars in the Pioneer Valley. Our SECOND ANNUAL REEES SYMPOSIUM will be held on Saturday, April 21nd, 2018!

At our First Annual REEES Symposium, in April 2017, dozens of students, faculty, friends and family came together for a keynote event featuring two leading scholars studying Russian politics; a group lunch; and two stimulating undergraduate student panels. Consider joining us this year for another great event!!!

We welcome student papers (8-15 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman) from the Five Colleges on topics related to Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies from any disciplinary perspective, including history, political science, legal studies, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, literature, education, and other disciplines. We will group the accepted papers according to themes, and faculty members will serve as discussants for the papers on the panels. The symposium will also feature a panel by keynote speaker(s), TBA.

Apply by Monday, April 2nd at midnight by sending *in one document* 1) a cover letter stating your interest in this opportunity, including how you arrived at this topic (courses you have taken or faculty with whom you have worked/are working); and 2) a 250-300-word abstract (summary) of your paper including your research topic and question, approach, and sources to Professor Regine Spector at rspector@polsci.umass.edu. Students will be notified of acceptance by Monday, April 9th. If accepted, final papers must be completed and sent to Professor Spector by Monday, April 16 and the event will take place on Saturday April 21, 2017. The best paper at the symposium will be awarded a $100 prize. Seeking clarifications or have any questions, email Professor Spector!