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Posted on Jul 27, 2016

New Administrative Executive Director

Outgoing board president present flowers to Irena Blekys at 2016 conference

Outgoing board president present flowers to Irena Blekys at 2016 conference

In July 2016, AABS welcomed new Administrative Executive Director Amanda Jeanne Swain.  We greatly appreciate Irena Blekys’ six years of service in this position and wish her the best as she moves on to other projects. You can still reach us at aabs@uw.edu, but please be patient as we go through this transition.

Irena (l) and Amanda (r) at the University of Washington

Irena (l) and Amanda (r) at the University of Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Jeanne Swain received her PhD in History from the University of Washington.  Her research interests focus on the intersections of youth and national identities in Soviet and contemporary Lithuania. Recent publications include articles in Cahiers du Monde Russe and Ab Imperio.  She has 15 years experience in non-profit and academic administration.