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Jonathan Ludwig
Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer of Russian
 
e-mail:jzludwig@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Russian and Soviet Studies (1989) The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • M.A. Slavic Linguistics (1991) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Ph.D. Slavic Linguistics (1995) Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
 
Primary Department
   Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Asian Studies
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    Research Areas
     Afghanistan, Central Asia, Russian language pedagogy, Russian politics, Russian popular culture.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Russian language, literature, and culture, Central Asia
     
    Selected Publications
     Articles
     

    “Anglo-Afghan Wars 19th Century,” Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Volume 4, West, Central and South Asia, ed. Carolyn M. Elliott, SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 72–73.

     
     

    “Kyrgyzstan,” Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Volume 4, West, Central and South Asia, ed. Carolyn M. Elliott, SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 240–241.

     
     

    “Russia,” Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Volume 4, West, Central and South Asia, ed. Carolyn M. Elliott, SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 280–282.

     
     

    “Turkmenistan,” Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Volume 4, West, Central and South Asia, ed. Carolyn M. Elliott, SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 312–313.

     
     Looking Westward: China's Changing Relations with Central Asia, VRAS: Virginia Review of Asian Studies, volume 9 (2008), pp. 107-116
     
     Book reviews
     David L. Ransel and Bozena Shallcross, eds. Polish Encounters, Russian Identities. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005. The Sarmatian Review XXVI:3 (2006), 1244-1246.
     
     

    Jonathan Z. Ludwig "Review of Angels on the Head of a Pin." The Sarmatian Review, XXIV: 3 (2004) : 1078-1079.

     
     

    "Review of: Edythe C. Haber. Mikhail Bulgakov: The Early Years. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.." Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 37: 1-2 (2003) : 234-236.

     
     Conference papers
     "America and Russia in Central Asia: Cooperation and Confrontation in the War on Terror," America and Russia in Central Asia: Cooperation and Confrontation in the War on Terror, Conference Proceedings (April 2006), 1-4.
     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "Image-Making in TASS is Authorized to Announce." The Cold War and Entertainment Television, Paris. (June)

     
     

    "The Kyrgyz Streetocracy: Bringing Down Governments since 1990." AAS-in-Asia, Singapore. (July)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "A Tale of Three Cities: Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg." Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX. (September 2011)

     
     

    "Keys to Understanding the Tarim Basin Mummies in the Past and the Present." Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX. (October 2010)

     
     

    "Understanding Modern Central Asia." Rice University Alumni College, Houston, TX. (February 2010)

     
     

    "America's Path to Post-9/11 Afghanistan." Gulf Coast American History Academy, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. (April 2009)

     
     

    "Discussion leader for The Master and Margarita." Butler Book Club, Indianapolis, Indiana. (January 2003)

     
     

    "Distance Learning and Language Teaching." Empire State College, Sarasota Springs, NY. (January 2003)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    Keynote speaker.  "An Introduction to the History of Afghanistan." K-12 Teachers' Outreach Workshop, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. (March 2009)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Afghanistan: History and Art at the Corssroads of Civilization." Susan M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX. (Spring 2009)

     
     

    "America and Russia in Central Asia: Cooperation and Confrontation in the War on Terror." America, Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States: A New Generation Builds New Relationships, Stillwater, Oklahoma. (April 2006)

     
     Panelist
     

    "Crisis in Ukraine." Baker Institute for Public Policy. (September)

     
     

    “How Russia Made and Unmade Central Asia,” Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, Dallas, TX, October.

     
     

    “How Russia Made and Unmade Central Asia,” Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, West Yellowstone, MT, October.

     
     

    "A History of China in Afghanistan." Association for Asian Studies/International Convention of Asia Scholars, Honolulu, HI. (April 2011)

     
     

    "Sino-American Cooperation and Competition in Afghanistan." Afghanistan and the English-Speaking World since 1979, Université de Paris VIII, Paris, France. (October 2011)

     
     

    "Teaching Central Asia." Asian Studies Colloquium, Beloit, WI. (September 2011)

     
     

    "Images of Self and Others in British Spy Fiction." Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Texas, Austin. (October 2010)

     
     

    "The China-Afghanistan Relationship." Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, Austin, TX. (October 2009)

     
     

    "The China-Afghanistan Relationship." Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Tucson, AZ. (October 2009)

     
     

    "China in Central Asia." Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Northfield, MN. (October 2008)

     
     

    "China's Bilateral Relations with Central Asia." Southestern Conference/Association for Asian Studies, Hilton Head, SC. (January 2008)

     
     

    "Bilateralism or Multilateralism: China's Central Asian Strategy." Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies, College Park, MD. (October 2007)

     
     

    "China and the Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization." Western/Southwestern Conference Association for Asian Studies, Salt Lake City, UT. (September 2007)

     
     

    "Friend or Foe: China's Role in the Development of Central Asia." Southest Conference Association for Asian Studies, Nashville, TN. (January 2007)

     
     

    "China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and Central Asia." Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies, Seton Hall, New Jersey. (October 2006)

     
     

    "Mathematical Imagery, Chaos, and Complexity Theory in Zamyatin's We." Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Columbia, South Carolina. (March 2006)

     
     

    "Bulgakov Borrows Basilieres." AATSEEL, Philadelphia, PA. (28 December 2004)

     
     

    "Woland in Montreal." Canadian Association of Slavists, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (1 June 2004)

     
     Workshops
     

    Workshop attendee. Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum (CLAC), Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, March.

     
     

    Workshop attendee Literature as/for 2nd Language Acquisition Workshop, Houston, TX, December.

     
     

    Workshop attendee. On Tolstoy and Toilets: Teaching High and Low Culture in Russian, Austin, TX, June.

     
     

    Workshop attendee.  "ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop." CSL, Houston, TX. (December 2011)

     
     

    Workshop attendee.  "ACTFL Writing Proficiency Guidelines Familiarization Workshop." CSL, Houston, TX. (December 2011)

     
     

    Workshop attendee.  "CIA Foreign Language Summit." Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), College Park, MD. (December)

     
     

    Workshop participant.  "Content-Based Language Instruction (CBI) and Curriculum Development." (July)

     
    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Distinguished Faculty Associate, Jones College, (April 2012)

     Distinguished Faculty Associate, Jones College (April 2008)