2024 Special Events

Friday, February 16, 2024


Elena Kostyuchenko reading + Q&A (Tahoe Room)

North American Association of Teachers of Polish (Elko Room)

Pedagogy Workshop: Learning Tasks for Literature in Translation in the 21st Century: Realignment with Liberal Arts Goals — Benjamin Rifkin, Fairleigh Dickinson University (Ely Room)

Bridgebuilding Forum: Building Connection between High School and College Slavic Programs (Silver Room)


Slavic and East European Journal Editorial Board Meeting (Studio 3)


Open Seminar with Yuliya Ilchuk (Stanford University): "What Do We Talk About When We Talk About 'Decolonisation' of Russian Studies? Challenges and Opportunities for Slavists" (Tonopah Room)

Workshop: Language & Justice Hand in Hand: Enhancing Russian Instruction through Social Justice Standards & DEIA Frameworks — Iza Savenkova, Fordham University; Olga Klimova, University of Pittsburgh; Aselle Almuratova, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Elko Room)


President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony (Tahoe Room). All attendees are warmly invited to mingle and also celebrate our award-winning colleagues. Cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres.


Film screening of “Unclenching the Fists” and director Q&A with Kira Kovalenko (introduced by Tatiana Efremova) (Ely Room)

Saturday, February 17, 2024


International Association of Teachers of Ukrainian (IATU) Meeting (Elko Room)


Keynote Address by Marcus Levitt (University of Southern California): "My Adventures in Slavic" (Tahoe Room)


Translation Workshop (Elko Room)

Czech instructors meeting (Parlor B)

AATSEEL Working Group on Diversity and Inclusion (AWGDI) (Studio 1)

Meeting for Instructors of South Slavic Languages (Parlor C)

Finding, Adapting, and Using Authentic Texts in the Novice Classroom: A Collaborative Workshop — Heather Rice, University of Texas at Austin (Ely Room)

Workshop — How Books Can Be Made: Reflections on and Strategies for the (Potentially Arduous) Dissertation-to-Monograph Process — Sasha Senderovich, University of Washington, Seattle (Goldfield Room)

American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC) Social Justice-Oriented Language Teaching (SJOLT) Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting (Studio 2)


AATSEEL Presidential Roundtable: Representation in Slavic Studies: What are we teaching? Why? To whom? (Tahoe Room)

Discussant: Karen Evans-Romaine, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Aselle Almuratova, graduate student, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College
Thomas J. Garza, University of Texas at Austin
Oksana Lutsyshyna, University of Texas at Austin
Jason Merrill, Michigan State University; Director, Davis School of Russian, Middlebury College
Sunnie Rucker-Chang, Ohio State University
Oksana Stoychuk, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Jose Vergara, Bryn Mawr College


Open Seminar with José Alaniz (University of Washington): "Comics, Decolonization, Slavic Studies: Strategies for the Classroom" (Parlor C)


AATSEEL CDIPS reception (program alumni only) (Tahoe Room)


Bilingual poetry reading with Elena MIkhailik & Sibelan Forrester, plus new translations from Lesya Ukrainka (Ely Room)