ASEEES Webinars and Workshops

Working with our committees, members, and other organizations, ASEEES offers webinars and workshops throughout the year to help members engage in professional development by providing information on research methodologies and sources, teaching methods and resources, publishing, funding, and careers in and outside academia. 


Learn about careers beyond academia for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies specialists!

The speakers in this two-part roundtable series represent a range of professions, from publishing and think tanks to higher education administration and federal government. 

Speakers will: 

  • discuss their own paths from SEEES degrees to their current positions

  • offer insights on how to navigate the non-academic job market

  • answer audience questions about careers beyond academia


Please note that this series is open to ASEEES members only.


April 3, 2024 at 12 PM Eastern


Kelly McGee, Denison University

Dana Sapatoru, U.S. Department of Education

Rachel Salzman, U.S. Department of State



April 10, 2024 at 12 PM Eastern


Alicia Baca, The Ohio State University

Peter Kracht, University of Pittsburgh Press

Gavin Wilde, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace



Chaired by Dana Ponte (National Council for Eurasian and East European Research), 2024 Committee for Careers beyond Academia Chair

Past Programs

Spring 2024 Research Meetup Series

Doing Research in the Caucasus - Wednesday, January 24 Spring Meetup Series Flyer


Timothy Blauvelt (Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies, Ilia State University / American Councils)

Krista Goff (Associate Professor of History, University of Miami)

Joanna Laycock (Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Manchester)

Doing Research in Central Asia - Wednesday, February 14


Sarah Cameron (Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park)

Morgan Y. Liu (Associate Professor of Anthropology, The Ohio State University)

Fall 2023 Research Meetup Series

Doing Research in the Baltic Countries (in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies) - Friday, September 29



Neringa Klumbytė (Professor of Anthropology and Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and Director of the Lithuania Program at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University) 

Catherine Gibson (Lecturer in East European and Eurasian Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu)


Doing Research in Former Yugoslavia - Wednesday, October 25  Meet Up Series Flyer


John Paul Newman (Associate Professor in Twentieth-century European History, Maynooth University)

Vladislav Beronja (Assistant Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin)


Contact to volunteer to moderate future meetups.


Webinar Archive

•   March 29, 2023 Navigating the USAJobs Application Process [recording no longer available]

•   September 14, 2022 Demystifying the Tenure Process

•   June 2, 2022 Fulbright Opportunities for ASEEES Members

•   April 22, 2022 How to Host Displaced Scholars on Your Campus Part II

•   March 18, 2022 How to Host Displaced Scholars on Your Campus Part I

•   February 23, 2022 Job Opportunities at The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) (note: this session was not recorded)

•   September 10, 2021 Demystifying the Academic Job Market Process

•   June 17, 2021 Practical Applications of Digital Archival Collections: The Blavatnik Archive

•   Spring 2021: The ASEEES Exploring Career Diversity ZOOM Conversation Series: A Spring 2021 Pilot Program

•   July 20, 2020: 1:00PM EST Fieldwork interruptus? Research in the Time of COVID”

•   April 15-20 Virtual Conference/Webinar Series "The Political Police and the Soviet System: Insights from Newly Opened KGB Archives in the Former Soviet States"

Webinar I: Culture, Non-Conformism, Normativity Apr 15, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

Webinar II: Entering and Exiting the Gulag April 16, 2020 9:00 AM EDT 

Webinar III: Identifying Enemies: Surveillance, Classification, and Information Apr 17, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

Webinar IV: The Secret Police as an Institution: Internal History and Practices Apr 17, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

Webinar V: Operations Abroad and Foreign Intelligence  April 20, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

  • February 26, 2020: 12EST  "Considerations for US Scholars Conducting Research in Russia," presented by Dan Davidson and Graham Hettlinger, American Councils for International Education

  • October 16, 2019: 12EST "Publishing an Article in Slavic Review," presented by Harriet Murav (Editor)

  • September 11, 2019: 12EST “How to Get your Paper Published in EEPS or other International Journals”

  • September 25, 2018: Shifting Borders, Spaces of Power: How to Analyze Maps and Representations of Space

  • March 7, 2018: Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships

  • February 7, 2018: German-speaking Academia: A Road Map to Navigating Research Institutions beyond Universities

  • August 24, 2017: Using ASEEES Commons to Prepare for the Convention

  • February 23, 2017: Structuring Your Grant Proposal. Presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain 

  • February 16, 2017: Finding Grants for Your Research Project. Presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain

  • January 19, 2017: Introducing ASEEES Commons: Why and How to Use It. Presented by Susana Aho and Nicky Agate

  • May 18, 2016: Getting Published in Slavic & Eurasian Studies: Do's and Don'ts of Academic Journal Publishing. Presented by Robert Orttunng, Eve Levin and Anna Paretskaya

  • April 20, 2016: Your Academic Job Search: Drafting the Cover Letter. Presented by Diane P. Koenker, Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • January 20, 2016: Publishing Your First Book. Presented by Linda Manning, of Northern Illinois University Press 

  • October 15, 2015: Resources for Eastern European Jewish Studies: Repositories, Collections, Databases. Presented by Zachary M. Baker, Stanford University Libraries

  • September 17, 2015: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • June 25, 2015: Publishing Your First Book.  Presented by Linda Manning, Northern Illinois University Press

  • April 22, 2015: The World of Libguides -- Thinking Beyond Your University.  Presented by ASEEES CLIR

  • March 27, 2014: Services available to scholars from the University of Illinois Slavic Reference Service. Presented by SRS Interim Manager Joe Lenkart.

  • April 24, 2014: Embracing Change: Marketing Yourself for Employment Outside of the University Setting. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • May 22, 2014: Impact Factors, Journal Quality, and Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Presented by National Communication Association Director of Academic and Professional Affairs Trevor Parry-Giles. 

  • August 27, 2014: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • October 29, 2014:  Navigating Academia:  Networking. Presented by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

These webinars can be found on ASEEES Member Site

If you have ideas for a webinar or would like to present content, please contact: Mary Arnstein, ASEEES Communications Coordinator