THE HUNGRY STEPPE: FAMINE, VIOLENCE, AND THE MAKING OF SOVIET KAZAKHSTAN, the book Sarah Cameron discusses in our podcast, was recognized with the 2019 Zelnik Book Prize in History, given annually by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for an outstanding monograph in the field of Eastern European, Russian or Eurasian history. The same year, the association awarded THE HUNGRY STEPPE the 2019 W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize, for “an author’s first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia’s past." "The book also received the 2019 Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies and the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies book prize." It has been translated into both Kazakh and Russian, and Cameron was invited to present her research at the Library of Congress (video archived here).
Sarah Cameron is an associate professor at the University of Maryland.