Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Siberian Brown Bag Series: Dr. Bella Jordan - "Who are Sibiryaki? Regional and Cultural Identities in Siberian Ethnic Republics"

Mon, October 7, 2013 | BUR 231

12:00 PM

This semester the CREEES Brown Bag Series will have a Siberia theme, inspired by the “Siberian Voices” travel-study seminar that took place this summer.

Talks are held at noon on the first Monday of each month in Burdine 231.

Monday, October 7th – Dr. Bella Jordan,  "Who are Sibiryaki? Regional and Cultural Identities in Siberian Ethnic Republics"  

Bella Jordan received her PhD in Geography at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, with a specialty in Siberia. She is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies. She is the author of four books: Siberian Village: Land and Life in the Sakha RepublicRussia; European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography4th and 5th editionsand The Siberian Homeland: The Turks of the Subarctic. 

Dr. Mary Neuburger designed and led the "Siberian Voices" group project abroad, which took a team of UT students, faculty, and Texas K-12 teachers on a month-long journey into Southern Siberia. Together they journeyed through Tuva, to Lake Baikal and along the Trans-Siberian Railway. The focus of the travel-seminar was to learn about Siberian cultures, history, and religions with the goal of curriculum development for current and future U.S. educators. Her talk, "Siberian Voices: A CREEES Odyssey," will give insight into their exciting journey.

For a glimpse into the "Siberian Voices" program, see the feature story on


Upcoming Siberia Brown Bags speakers:

November 4 – Craig Campbell
December 2 – Jason Roberts



"Siberian Voices" was a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad funded by the Department of Education. For more information on the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, please visit

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