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Associate professor Valerie Anishchenkova wins Kennan Fellowship.

Valerie Anishchenkova, associate professor and director of the Arabic Program and the Arabic Language Flagship Program, received the 2017 George F. Kennan Fellowship to complete a comparative study of identity politics in the U.S., Russia and the Middle East.

Anishchenkova is an expert in identity politics and modern Arabic culture. Her fellowship project, which will result in a book, is the first comparative exploration of the interdependency of American, Middle Eastern and Russian identites that looks at war and new media.

The three-month fellowships are offered by the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Fellows are based at the center during their residencies. The award aims to foster connections between academia and public policy and encourage collaboration among researchers in Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and around the world. 

Read more about the project and fellowship here


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