Professional Organizations

The Duke University-University of North Carolina Cooperative Program

This program provides the opportunity for Duke students to take courses for credit at the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, to consult with UNC faculty and to use the library facilities at UNC.

The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES)

With the support of the U.S. Department of Education, this joint Duke-University of North Carolina Center coordinates interdisciplinary efforts primarily in the fields of Russian (including Soviet) and East European history, economics, political science, literature, linguistics and language training. Language instruction in Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian is available. The committee also sponsors visiting lectures, conferences, symposia, and films.


Organizations in our fields

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) is a scholarly organization which promotes the study and teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures.

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

This nonprofit organization is devoted to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe. This page now contains constantly updated postings on job openings, funding opportunities, and calls for papers.

Association for the Study of Nationalities

This organization is the only scholarly association devoted to the study of ethnicity and nationalism from Europe to Eurasia. It brings together scholars, doctoral candidates, policy analysts, and NGO practitioners interested in the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Eurasia (including Turkey and China). and nationalism studies.

Association for Women in Slavic Studies

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. The organization is affiliated with AAASS (The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies).

Central Eurasian Studies Society

This is a private, non-political, non-profit, North America-based organization of scholars who are interested in the study of Central Eurasia, and its history, languages, cultures, and modern states and societies. It defines the Central Eurasian region broadly to include Turkic, Mongolian, Iranian, Caucasian, Tibetan and other peoples. Geographically, Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea region, the Crimea, and the Caucasus in the west, through the Middle Volga region, Central Asia and Afghanistan, and on to Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet in the east.

Polish Studies Association 

This Association is a voluntary organization of North-America based scholars who work and teach on Polish history, culture, art, politics, economics, and society.

Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

SCSS is the oldest and largest affiliate of ASEEES and it promotes scholarship and education in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States. They host a regional conference each year in which undergraduates can take part and they sponsor an annual essay context.