Carnegie Mellon University
December 12, 2014

Professor of English Andreea Deciu Ritivoi Receives NEH Fellowship

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Carnegie Mellon University's Andreea Deciu Ritivoi a research fellowship to explore how the concept of "captive nations" emerged in early Cold War political discourse, and how their liberation only appeared as an American responsibility.

Ritivoi's project, "Captive Nations: American Democracy in the Cold War and the Politics of Rescue," will begin in January 2015. Ritivoi, a professor of English, will use the award to research the way American political actors engaged with Central and East European refugees to uncover how the notion of captive nations came to be widely accepted.

For more information, read the full press release.