Update on Polish Studies Endowment at UT

Posted on 12-04-2017 , by: Art Gmurowski , in , 0 Comments

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) is proud to announce that the Polish Studies Endowment at UT will fund scholarships for three students this summer.

Patrick Thomas, MA candidate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies will receive a scholarship to continue his study of the Polish language in Warsaw this summer. He was awarded additional funding from SRAS to study Polish history and social policy at Collegium Civitas, which are both integral to his academic interests.

Riad Azar, a doctoral candidate in Sociology at UT and student of Polish heritage, will receive funding for presenting his original research at the 8th Annual conference of the European Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism in Łódź, sponsored by the Polish Sociological Association.

Josephine McReynolds, undergraduate student of International Relations and Global Studies, will take classes in trade, migration, security, the state of the EU, and Polish language at the European University at Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder, while living in Poland at the university’s dorms on the Polish side of the border.

Additionally, CREEES has received approval from the College of Liberal Arts to conduct a Maymester in Warsaw during summer of 2018 led by Dr. David Eaton of the LBJ School for Public Affairs titled “Social Justice and Security Policies in Central Europe: A Poland Case Study.” CREEES hopes that through the program, at least 20 students will travel to Poland for three weeks of coursework, which will be conducted in tandem with faculty from Collegium Civitas. Students participating in the program will be eligible for funding from the Polish Studies Endowment, and will also have the option to extend their stay upon completion of the program, and complete internships in Warsaw related to their field of study in the program.

CREEES would like to thank the Austin Polish Society for its continued and generous support of the Polish Studies Endowment at the University of Texas at Austin, which has made opportunities like this possible for students at UT.