Dr. Nadia Bureiko presented her research at the 48th Annual ASEEES Convention that was held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park on November 17-20, 2016
Dr. Nadia Bureiko has spoken at the panel ‘Language, Identity Politics and Regional Relations in the Post-Soviet Realm’ within 2016 ASEEES Convention. The panel collectively examined current trends in language and identity politics among Russian-speakers living in Russia’s neighbouring states. Since the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, Russia’s asserted role in the region and policy toward its self-designated “compatriots” has shaken regional security as well as widely accepted European norms, and has imparted significant policy relevance and interest to the study of Russian-speaking communities in the post-Soviet realm. Therefore, the panel offered critical multidisciplinary perspectives on the often complex and nuanced identity dynamics among Russian-speakers in these states, within the context of nation-building practices in their states of residence and Russia’s asserted role as cultural homeland.
Established in 1948, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) – a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society – is the leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts. Details on the programme of 2016 ASEEES convention is available online http://aseees.org/convention/program