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Account for the origins of "Balkan" stereotypes

Posted by Jan Romanowski on 2023-09-11

As part of our mission of encouraging research on Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, we are pleased to offer undergraduate students the chance to publish excellent work on our blog.This article was written by Jan Romanowski, a first year History, Politics, and Economics Student at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.Account for the origins of [...]

What Russia’s 2022 anti-LGBT “propaganda” legislation means: haphazard censorship as erasure

Posted by Joshua Robinson on 2023-07-13

Slovo General Editor Joshua Robinson reports on the impact of the 2022 anti-LGBT "propaganda" legislation in Russia.Photo by Daniel James via Unsplash On 24th November 2022, a bundle of bills packaged as ‘anti-gay propaganda’ measures passed their third reading in the state Duma, initiating a significant expansion – and hardening – of the notorious legislation that drew international [...]

Call for Papers Autumn 2023 Issue

Posted by Slovo on 2023-07-07

Slovo is accepting submissions for the 2023 Autumn Issue!We are looking for original research papers written by postgraduate students and researchers on any topic relating to Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Russia, as well as book and film reviews relating to the region. Translations of works previously unpublished in English and original poetry are also [...]

An interview with Slovo Editor-in-Chief Ekaterina Dudakova

Posted by Slovo on 2023-06-16

Now that our Spring Issue launch is just around the corner, Online Editor Phoebe Hardingham sat down with Editor-in-Chief Ekaterina Dudakova to ask her about the process so far, and her vision for the journal going forward. We hope you enjoy!PH: Why did you apply to be editor-in-chief of Slovo?ED: I applied to be an Editor-in-Chief of Slovo because I am generally interested in the publishing [...]

About Slovo

Slovo is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate peer-reviewed academic journal, entirely managed and edited by postgraduate students at the University College London's School of Slavonic and East European Studies. It is dedicated to the study of the political, social, economic, and cultural affairs of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Outside peer reviewers work in tandem with the Slovo Editorial Board.

The journal is published online on a biannual basis.

Slovo is committed to pursuing equity and inclusivity in all aspects of our work. We believe that good research is diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We stand in solidarity with those experiencing oppression and discrimination and will do everything we can to ensure our work does not reinforce inequality. You can read our full statement on inclusion at Slovo here.