2023 Midwest Slavic Association Essay Competition Results Announced

May 31, 2023

2023 Midwest Slavic Association Essay Competition Results Announced

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The Midwest Slavic Association is pleased to announce the results of its annual essay competition for 2023. This year twelve graduate applications were received from students at eight different universities, while eight undergraduate submissions were received from five different institutions. Students were able to submit papers in different formats, from conference papers, to course papers, to dissertation chapters, to master’s theses. Submitted papers covered many different disciplines in the humanities, linguistics, and social sciences, and different countries from the East European and Eurasian region. Papers were judged by two separate committees for the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The 2023 winners are:

  • Undergraduate: Sascha Rohde, Carleton College, “The Fundamentals of Propagating State-Approved Nutrition: Building Cultural Touchstones in the Kniga o vkusnoi i zdorovoi pishche and Kulinariia
  • Graduate: Clayton Marr, The Ohio State University, "'The Angevin–Albanian Element in the Albanian Lexicon”

Both students will receive a one-year membership to the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Clayton Marr’s essay will be submitted for consideration to ASEEES' Beth Holmgren Graduate Student Essay Prize, a national level essay competition.

Thank you to all students who submitted their essays for consideration! Co-sponsorship of the Midwest Slavic Association Student Essay Competition is provided by ASEEES.