Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) actively promotes diversity and inclusion in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (SEEES). Several of ASEEES’s committees and affiliate organizations address diversity and inclusion, and the ASEEES Board relies on their work and input for implementation of the organization’s “Statement on Diversity and Inclusion,” which appears below. These groups include:

As a scholarly organization, the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) aims to promote diversity with the goal of fostering greater inclusion in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (SEEES) among our membership, in our teaching and scholarship, and in the organization’s own work. ASEEES is committed in both principle and action to treating everyone with dignity and respect regardless of race, age, physical appearance, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, citizenship status, social class, physical and sensory abilities, neurodiversity, academic or professional status, political perspective, and religion.

Membership in ASEEES is open to all who study and teach SEEES. To this end, ASEEES embraces all who wish to join, to participate, and to have a voice in the organization with the goal of promoting inclusion and broadening participation in SEEES. ASEEES believes that disenfranchisement of groups in any society undermines open and free human communication. Our commitment to diversity in SEEES recognizes the need for institutions to recruit intentionally and to hire members from groups that have been historically discriminated against or underrepresented in our field. We believe that more inclusive representation of diverse perspectives will enrich intellectual discourse in our field.

Approved by the ASEEES Board on December 6, 2018