Professor Natalie Zelensky applied for and was offered a place as a 2013 NEH Summer Fellow in the Columbia University/Harriman Institute’s “America’s Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees: 20th Century Migration and Memory.”  The organizers noted that this had been the most competetive year to date for Fellow selection. Prof. Zelensky will be spending three weeks at Columbia University in June to collaborate, discuss, and research among an interdisciplinary group of scholars and will apply this work to her book on Russian music-making in New York and its influences on discourses of Russianness within the diaspora and within the sphere of American popular culture and politics.