2021 Ohio Undergraduate Russian, East European, and Eurasian Research Forum

November 15, 2021

2021 Ohio Undergraduate Russian, East European, and Eurasian Research Forum

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Description

On Tuesday, November 9, three students of Russian, East European and Eurasian studies from across the state of Ohio participated in the 2021 Ohio Undergraduate Russian, East European, and Eurasian (REEE) Research Forum. The students pre-recorded themselves giving a five-minute slide presentation to give a visual overview that highlighted their undergraduate research projects. Each presentation was played for a panel of judges and live audience. During the event, they were asked questions by the judges, Dr. Christian Raffensperger (Wittenberg U.) and Dr. Joanna Trzeciak-Huss (Kent State U.). The presentations were scored based on clarity of argument, uniqueness of research, presentation design, and oral articulation. All of the students did excellent jobs on their projects, and it was fascinating to see the diversity of topics, issues, and countries covered. Congratulations to our participants and we can't wait to see where your research takes you!

First Place

  • "Power and Corruption: A Comparative Film Analysis" by Katherine Yordy (The College of Wooster), advisor Dr.¬†Tatiana Filimonova

Runners Up

  • "Purim and Modern Purimshpiel: Historical Context and Literary Analysis" by Annalee J. Lynn (Wittenberg U.), advisor Dr. Christian Raffensperger
  • "Sport and State Recognition" by Benjamin Maderstein (Muskingum U.), advisor Dr. Richard Arnold