Excellence in Language Studies Award, Russian
Student Name: Bradyn Schiffman
Major(s): International Studies and Russian Language & Culture
Bio: Bradyn is a senior at Emory University, with a double major in International Studies and Russian Language & Culture. In addition to his coursework, Bradyn wrote and defended an Honors Thesis on Identity Politics, focusing on the Russian-speaking population in Latvia. He also presented his thesis at the REALC Symposium. Bradyn worked as a research fellow through Emory’s Center for the Study of Law, Politics, and Economics, conducting research on criminal networks, democracy, and legitimacy on behalf of Professor Danielle Jung. Bradyn had the opportunity to study abroad in Latvia at Daugavpils University during the fall of his senior year, and also worked as a teaching assistant for high school students studying the English language. At Emory, Bradyn was the Vice President and Secretary of the Slavic Club, the Risk Manager, Philanthropy, and Alumni Chair for Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, a member of Emory’s Global Public Health Brigade, and is a member of the Dobroe Slovo (Slavic Language) and Phi Eta Sigma (Political Science) National Honor Societies. He is from Millwood, NY where he is a Volunteer Firefighter. Bradyn’s interest in Russian was further stimulated by the wonderful and engaging professors at Emory, including Professor Elena Glazov-Corrigan, Professor Juliette Stapanian-Apkarian, Professor Nikolay Koposov, and Professor Vera Proskurina.