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WELCOME TO REEES

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) is home to undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia at the University of Oregon. REEES faculty members are active scholars and regularly sponsor lectures, conferences, and cultural events, which are free and open to the public.

We here in REEES are committed to diversity and inclusion. Our program strives to illuminate the complex ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, and linguistic diversity of a vast geographical region, spanning from Eastern Europe to the Russian Far East. Gender, class, race, ethnicity, religion, and the environment are just some of the many issues addressed by our faculty in their teaching and research. Located in the only U.S. state in which Russian is the third most commonly spoken language after English and Spanish, REEES is also involved in outreach to the local Russian-speaking community through the sponsorship of an annual Russian play. For more detailed information about our Diversity Action Plan, click here.

REEES welcomes all students to participate in its classes, academic events, and extracurricular activities.  We invite you to browse our website, and encourage you to contact us with questions.  If you wish to join our email listserv to learn about our events, please contact Kaley McCarty at kaleym@uoregon.edu.


Russians in the Pacific Northwest

On Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, 2018, REEES is holding an international conference on “Russians in the Pacific Northwest: From Fort Ross to the Aleutian Islands” in the Gerlinger Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public. For the full conference program, click here.

Prof. Susanna Soojung Lim To Join REEES Core Faculty

In fall 2018, Prof. Susanna Soojung Lim, a longtime participating faculty member in REEES, will join the REEES core faculty. Prof. Lim is an expert in Russian literature and culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the context of Russia’s relationship to Asia. She also studies transnational and cross-cultural issues linking Russia and modern Korean literature. We all look forward to her innovative courses on Russian literature and culture.

Prof. Ryan Tucker Jones is the Author of Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific’s Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Highlighting the importance of the North Pacific in Russian imperial and global environmental history, Empire of Extinction focuses on the development of ideas about the natural world in a crucial location far from what has been considered the center of progressive environmental attitudes. For more information, visit here.