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Cynthia Buckley is Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UT Austin.

Bella Bychkova-Jordan is a lecturer in the Department of Geography at UT Austin.

Benjamin Hodges graduated with a PhD from the Department of Anthropology, studying popular media in Bulgaria. He has produced an ethnographic film exploring his relationship to the image industries and his attempt to imagine a positive notion of Balkanism.

Courtney Gerzymisch graduated from UT Austin in 2000 with degrees in Photojournalism and Psychology.

Terry Jordan
was the Walter Prescott Webb Professor of History and Ideas in the Department of Geography, specializing in European geography. He passed away in 2003.

Michelle Kelso
was a joint degree graduate student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and CREEES. She has studied and worked intermittently in Romania since 1994. Her research includes oral history collection among Gypsy (Roma) Holocaust survivors, fertility policy under the Ceausescu regime, and foster care policy.

Glenn Mack
graduated in 1987 with a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures. He worked as Outreach Coordinator at CREEES in 1995-97. His book, "Food Culture in Russia and Central Asia" was published in 2005.

Joan Neuberger
is Professor of History, specializing in modern Russian social and cultural history, especially film history. She has been travelling to Russia and the former Soviet Republics since 1974.

Christopher Speckhard graduated with a PhD from the Department of Government at UT Austin in 2004, specializing in Russian politics. He previously worked in Moscow for IREX, a Washington DC based agency that organizes exchanges with Russia, the former Soviet Republics and Eurasia.

Karin Steinbrueck
earned her MA in Journalism (Photojournalism) in 2001. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova from 1997-99; her MA thesis is about Moldovan journalism students' perceptions of independent media. In 2001-02, she was a Fulbright scholar in Romania making a photographic documentary about youth in rural Romania.

Meaghan Samuels
studied at Moscow State Linguistic University in Fall 1999. She graduated in 2001 with degrees in Government and REEES from UT Austin.

Janine Toth
was a joint degree graduate student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and CREEES, specializing in public policy. She has also written on contemporary photography in Russia.

Margaret Thomas
has been a photographer with the Washington Post since she received her BA at the Minneapolis School of Art and her MA in Photography from Ohio University. She is working on a Ph.D. in Photojournalism.

Curt F. Woolhiser
is Preceptor of Russian for the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Faculty Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
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