Call for Proposals – CREECA Young Scholars Conference

With funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Wisconsin Russia Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a two-day workshop for young scholars in the social sciences with a focus on contemporary Russia. The conference will be held on June 4-5, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. Abstracts for papers in the following five thematic areas are invited: 1) education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) law and society; 3) political economy; 4) identity, place, and migration; and 5) demographic change. The working language of the conference will be English. Preference will be given to graduate students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or kandidat program  or to those within 5 years of completing such studies. Those 8 years beyond Ph.D. will not be considered. Proposals from scholars based in Russian universities are especially encouraged. Prior participants are eligible to apply, but must present new material.

For all participants who are selected to present a paper, conference expenses-including airfare, hotel accommodations in Madison, and meals during the conference will be covered. The Wisconsin Russia Project can offer invitation letters for the purpose of applying for a visitor (B) visa to the United States and will reimburse the visa application fee for accepted participants who do not already possess a valid visa.

To present a paper at the CREECA Young Scholars Conference, please use this link to submit a proposal by December 15, 2019.

Complete proposals will consist of the following:

  1. Completed online application
  2. 300-500 word abstract
  3. Writing sample (can be the proposed paper)
  4. CV

All submissions will be acknowledged and considered, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than January 31, 2020.

Papers, in English, must be submitted to conference organizers by May 15, 2020.

Send Application Materials To:


Jennifer Tishler
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706