Russian and Eurasian Studies is proud of the students who have written honors theses. Alumni: if you have a copy of your thesis you could send, we will add it to this collection.

About Honors

A minimum overall GPA in the major of 3.30 for honors and 3.70 for high honors is required, plus a written thesis of 40 to 60 pages. Students who write an honors thesis are required to take an Honors Independent Study (REST 490) in the semester preceding the senior seminar.


If you are alumni and you would like your thesis included in this collection, please send an electronic copy to the department chair.

Class of 2015

SEEING THE VOYD: Buddha’s Little Finger and the Empty Dialectic Between Geography and History
Jacob Ellison '15
Advisor: Mieka Erley

Class of 2013

Rejecting the White Cube
Evan Hammond '13
Adviser: Marijeta Bozovic

Pussy Riot and Its Aftershocks: Politics and Performance in Putin’s Russia
Victoria Kouznetsov '13
Adviser: Marijeta Bozovic

Class of 2006

Birobidzhan: An Historical and Personal Account of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Marc Frankel '06
Adviser: Alice Nakhimovsky