2022: Masha Kisel, Milestone Book Selection

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2022: Masha Kisel, Milestone Book Selection

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Year of Recognition

2022

Recognition

Promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences.

Book Selection

Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen

Why the honoree chose the book

Masha Gessen explains what lessons America can learn from Russia's rapid transition from a democracy to an authoritarian regime. The erosion of democratic norms in America has alarmed me from my dual perspectives as an immigrant from Soviet Ukraine and as a scholar studying Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet cultural history. Masha Gessen's brilliant work illuminated for me the importance of my area of expertise for American intellectual life, even as Slavic programs lose funding and disappear.

2022: Masha Kisel, Milestone Book Selection

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