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REEESNe Network

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Northeast Network

Launched in December 2020, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Northeast Network (REEESNe) is comprised of institutions and individuals along the Northeast corridor and neighboring areas. REEESNe facilitates information sharing and collaboration in order to advance teaching and learning about the REEES area, with a primary focus on the undergraduate and master’s levels. We have particular interests in linking institutions of different types, from established centers to colleges or universities with only one or two specialist faculty, and in expanding knowledge of REEES-related career opportunities outside the academy. In bringing together various programs and people from across the Northeastern United States, we are working to develop and sustain an infrastructure through which institutions might collaborate to achieve, with greater ease and better success, their shared goals of training an expansive and diverse array of professionals interested in and knowledgeable about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

In 2021, REEESNe received a generous grant to launch new programs that facilitate the exchange of ideas and information through a variety of media and in-person and virtual events. Our plans for the coming years include: a biannual newsletter; webinars on REEES-relevant career paths and opportunities; in-person gatherings for faculty, administrators, and staff focused on strategies to enhance enrollment in REEES courses and programs; in-person conferences and networking opportunities for undergraduate and masters-level students; and more. We also encourage members to take advantage of the contacts made accessible through the network and this website in order to share information about such matters as: courses available through summer programs, course-sharing, or interinstitutional enrollment; students who are seeking advice beyond their institutional resources on specific subjects or career paths; visiting scholars who are available to give talks; etc.

To join our network, or with questions or suggestions, please write to Ian MacMillen, who manages REEESNe ( Oversight of the network also falls to Asia Neupane, who initiated the network and also serves more broadly as Program Director for REEES at Yale. Professor of Anthropology Doug Rogers, who was formerly the inaugural Faculty Director of REEES, serves as the PI for the external grant that currently co-funds many of the network’s initiatives.

Membership in REEESNe currently includes centers, programs, departments, and/or individuals at the following institutions (those with terminal masters programs in REEES fields are followed by links):

  • Amherst College
  • Bard College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brooklyn College
  • Brown University 
  • Bryn Mawr College 
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • City University of New York Grad Center
  • Clark University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Columbia University (stand-alone masters programs in: Russia, Eurasia, & Eastern Europe: Regional Studies; Russian Translation; Slavic Cultures; Slavic Languages)
  • Connecticut College
  • Dickinson College
  • Fairfield University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvard University (stand-alone masters program in: Regional Studies - Russian, Eastern Europe, & Central Asia)
  • Hunter College, CUNY (stand-alone masters program in: Translation & Interpreting - Russian)
  • King’s College
  • Laguardia Community College
  • Lehigh University
  • Middlebury College (stand-alone masters programs in: RussianApplied Languages: Russian)
  • Middlesex Community College
  • New York University (stand-alone masters programs in: Russian & Slavic Studies; Russian & Slavic Studies and Journalism)
  • Penn State University 
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Rutgers University 
  • Smith College 
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Nassau Community College
  • SUNY Old Westbury
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Maine
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Pennsylvania (stand-alone, dual masters program with the European University in St. Petersburg in: Russian & East European Studies)
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Vassar College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University (stand-alone masters program in: European & Russian Studies)