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Recent News

June 23, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award has been granted to Jason Lyall for his book Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War (Princeton…

May 4, 2022

It has been a privilege to serve as director of the Mershon Center for the past four and a half years. The center has grown and changed immensely since I took on this role, and this feels like the…

April 15, 2022

Mershon Graduate Fellow Mariana Miguélez Gómez is a seventh-year PhD candidate in the department of political science and her research project is titled "The “Ethnic Card” and the Commodities Boom…

April 11, 2022

We are pleased to announce the Mershon Center’s new Programming and Research Leaders:  

Theodora Dragostinova (History) and Eric Schoon (Sociology) Thematic area: Peripheries and…

People Directory

Senior Adviser for International Affairs
Cynthia  Burack
Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Professor and Chair of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor of Political Science