Professor Lucey (Russian and Slavic Studies) was awarded the 2019 Fisher Fellowship to participate in this year's Summer Research Lab (SRL) at Illinois University. As the 2019 Fisher Fellow, Dr. Lucey presented her research on the representation of prostitution in nineteenth-century Russian literature at a campus-wide lecture, "Tales of Violence and Murder: The Prostitute in Fin-de-Siècle Russian Literature" on June 13, 2019. She also participated in a workshop cohosted by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEC) and SRL on the topic of US-Russian relations.
The Fisher Fellowship Program was created in honor of Professor Ralph T. Fisher, Jr. (1920–2015), the founder of REEC, the SRL, and a longtime leader in the field of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Thanks to Professor Fisher’s vision, the University of Illinois Library and Slavic Reference Service (SRS) have for generations provided excellent support for REEES researchers worldwide. Funding for SRL has been made possible by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of State, through its Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, and the Fisher Endowment.