Heldt Prize

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Heldt Prize is a literary award from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies named in honor of Barbara Heldt.[1] The award has been given variously in the following categories:

  • Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies
  • Best Book by a Woman in Any Area of Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies
  • Best Translation by a Woman in Any Area of Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies
  • Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's studies

Christine Worobec is the only twice recipient of the award.

Best Book recipients[edit]

  • 2011: Cristina Vatulescu, Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film & the Secret Police in Soviet Times (Stanford University Press, 2010)
  • 2010: Kristen Ghodsee, Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria (Princeton University Press, 2010)
  • 2010: Rebecca Manley, To the Tashkent Station: Evacuation and Survival in the Soviet Union at War, (Cornell University Press, 2009)
  • 2009: Christine Ruane, The Empire's New Clothes: A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700–1917, (Yale University Press, 2009)
  • 2009: Olga Shevchenko, Crisis and the Everyday in Postsocialist Moscow, (Indiana University Press, 2009)
  • 2008: Catherine Wanner, Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (Cornell University Press, 2007)
  • 2008: Eliot Borenstein, Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture (Cornell University Press, 2007)
  • 2007: Valerie Kivelson, Cartographies of Tsardom, The Land and Its Meaning traces (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007)
  • 2007: Marianne Kamp, The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling under Communism (Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2007)
  • 2006: Marci Shore, Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968 (Yale University Press, 2006)
  • 2006: Michele Rivkin-Fish, Women's Health in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics of Intervention (Indian University Press, 2005)
  • 2005: Shana Penn, Solidarity's Secret: The Women who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005)
  • 2005: Amy Nelson (2004) "Music for the Revolution: Musicians and Power in Early Soviet Russia" ISBN 978-0-271-02369-4
  • 2003: Paula Michaels, Curative Powers: Medicine and Empire in Stalin's Central Asia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003)
  • 2001: Christine Worobec, "Possessed: Women, Witches, and Demons in Imperial Russia"
  • 2000: Nadieszda Kizenko (2000) "A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People" ISBN 978-0-271-01975-8 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-271-01976-5 (paperback) (review)
  • 1995: Irina Livezeanu "Cultural Politics in Greater Romania: Regionalism, Nation Building, and Ethnic Struggle, 1918–1930" (Cornell University Press, 1995 and 2000 ISBN 0-8014-8688-2)
  • 1991: Christine Worobec, "Peasant Russia: Family and Community in the Post-Emancipation Period"

See also[edit]

1999 Christine D. Tomei, Russian Women Writers, New York : Garland Publishing, 1999. Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN 0-8153-1797-2


  1. ^ http://www.awsshome.org/heldt.html