Congratulations to Michael Casper, recipient of the 2022–2023 Research Grant for Emerging Scholars

Apr 7, 2022

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Michael Casper has been awarded the 2022-2023 Research Grant for Emerging Scholars.

The research grants of up to $6,000 support early-career scholars in any field of the Baltic studies. Proposals are evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel, duplication, materials, equipment, or other needs as specified.

The 2022 applications were evaluated by the AABS 2021-2022 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS President Dr. Daunis Auers, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Andres Kasekamp. You can find a full list of 2022 awardees here. 

Dr. Michael Casper is the Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate in Modern Jewish History at Yale University. He received a Ph.D. in History in 2019 from UCLA, where his dissertation was titled, “Strangers and Sojourners: The Politics of Jewish Belonging in Lithuania, 1914-1940.” He is the coauthor, with Nathaniel Deutsch, of A Fortress in Brooklyn: Race, Real Estate, and the Making of Hasidic Williamsburg (Yale University Press, 2021).