University of Pittsburgh
February 1, 2016

Pitt Professor Honored with AATSEEL Award for Distinguished Service

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PITTSBURGH—The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages presented Nancy Condee with the 2015 AATSEEL Award for Distinguished Service at an award ceremony in January. Condee is a professor and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures within the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. She is also director of the Global Studies Center in the University Center for International Studies.Nancy Condee

Condee served as president of AATSEEL from 2011 to 2012. She is the fifth faculty member in the department to be recognized with an award by the association. 

“I am grateful to my colleagues in Russian and East European culture for recognizing the work in AATSEEL,” said Condee. “More than MLA [Modern Language Association], AATSEEL is our core professional association and our point of identification as Slavists. I was lucky to have served as its president.”

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school.

“The good health the organization enjoys today is due in large part to Nancy’s tenure as president. But beyond the myriad tasks she has carried out, those of us privileged to work with her value her consummate professionalism, her uncanny ability to combine a sharp intelligence with supreme organizational skills—and a delightful sense of humor,” says the award citation. 

Condee has taught at Pitt for over 20 years. Previous awards include the 2009-10 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the Modern Language Association and the 2010 Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, both for her book The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2009). She received a PhD and master of philosophy from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. 

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