Dr. Mara Lazda Awarded Book Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Mara Lazda (Professor, History) whose co-edited book Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia (2021) has been been awarded the 2022 Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Women’s and Gender Studies by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies. Dr. Lazda served as co-editor with Dr. Katalin Fábián (Lafayette College) and Dr. Janet Elise Johnson (Brooklyn College CUNY).


The Association for Women in Slavic Studies writes:

Unparalleled in its usefulness for the fields of study indicated in the title of this prize, the Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia assembles a dazzling collection of high-level articles into a coherent and well-formulated whole […] A powerhouse of research on important topics, this volume will be a tremendous resource for years to come.


The prize will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the ASEEES National Convention in Chicago in November 2022. Read more from the Association of Women in Slavic Studies here.


In addition to her scholarship on gender and constructions of nationalism and transnationalism, Dr. Lazda also teaches HIS 10 World History, HIS 28 History of Women and Gender, and FYS 11 First Year Seminar, and serves as faculty adviser for the AA Liberal Arts and Sciences: History Option, and deputy chair for the History department.




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