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Luke Rodeheffer ‘11, Receives a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Kiev, Ukraine for 2011-12

April 20, 2011

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Kiev, Ukraine

Luke Rodeheffer ‘11, Foreign Languages major (Russian/German) and a History minor, received a Fulbright research fellowship to Kiev, Ukraine for the 2011-12 year. Luke’s research is investigating the development of historical memory and the official narrative of World War II in Soviet Ukraine.  For his research, Luke is studying at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, working in the central archives of the Ukrainian Communist party, and travelling around Ukraine, interviewing Ukrainians and documenting Soviet and post-Soviet war memorials.  He is also excited to eventually go to western Ukraine, where the population actually speaks Ukrainian.

Luke is very grateful for the support of the Lewis & Clark Community and their support for his Fulbright application.  He is currently applying for MA programs and scholarships for Eastern European studies in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  He hopes to eventually completely master his Russian, German, and Turkish in order to become a specialist or diplomat in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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