Associate Professor Deborah Yalen has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers for the 2017 academic year. Funding will support Dr. Yalen’s own scholarly contribution to an international research project entitled “Ideologies on Display: Jewish Ethnography in the Age of Lenin and Stalin.” This project explores the role of ethnographers in documenting the impact of radical social and political transformation on Jewish populations throughout the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s. Special emphasis will be placed on the activities of the Jewish Section of the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad in the late 1930s. Together with Russian co-authors Valery Dymshits, Alexander Ivanov, Evgenia Khazdan, and Alla Sokolova, Dr. Yalen will produce an edited English-language volume featuring scholarly articles and annotated translations of previously unpublished archival materials. Selected materials will also be made available in both English and Russian on a free, publicly accessible website.