The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the results of the 2004-2005 Title VIII Research Scholarship Competition. Research Scholarships lasting three to nine months are available to U.S. scholars in the early stages of their career (before tenure) or to scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. Scholars must have completed their Ph.D. before taking residence at the Kennan Institute. Research Scholarships are funded by the Title VIII Program of the U.S. Department of State. In 2004-2005, the Kennan Institute will host five Research Scholars:

Paul Hagenloh, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Alabama. "Police, Crime and Public Order in Stalin's Russia." August 2004-May 2005.

Chia Yin Hsu, Ph.D. Candidate, New York University. "Race, Modernity, and the Making of a Russian Colonial Order in China." April-December 2005.

Eric Lohr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, American University. "Citizenship in Imperial and Revolutionary Russia." January-September 2005.

Ruth Mandel, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London. "An Anthropological Critique of International Development Assistance in the Former Soviet Union: The Case of Kazakhstan." September 2004-May 2005.

Jessica Allina-Pisano, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Colgate University. "Politics and Property Rights Under Neoliberalism: Land Reform in Post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine." January-June 2005.