Diversity and National Identity in Belarus

By Richard R. E. Kania and Alena Korshuk.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Belarus rose from the disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991. Its language, symbols, heritage and culture are in flux as Belarusians labor to create their identity.

Keywords: Belarus, National Identity, Culture, Heritage, National Symbols

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.135-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.099MB).

Dr. Richard R. E. Kania

Richard Kania is a professor of criminal justice and department head at Jacksonville State University in Alabama whose areas of interest and research include ethnicity and nationality and their relations to conflict, crime and other social issues. He also has expertise on crime in the mass media, police practices including use of deadly force, death penalty issues, and terrorism.He has been a Senior Fulbright Professor twice, first in Poland and later in Belarus. It was on the later assignment that he met and began his academic collaboration with the co-author of the paper, "Diversity and National Identity in Belarus," Dr. Alena Korshuk of the Belarusian State University in Minsk.

Dr. Alena Korshuk

Dr. Alena Korshuk is an Associate Professor of English and Speech Communication at the Belarusian State University in Minsk, the Republic of Belarus. She is an award-winning educator, recognized as the 2005 Baltic University Program Educator of the Year. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2000. She also has been the recipient of grants and awards fom several international organizations, including DAAD (Germany), ACCELS/ACTR, and TEMPUS. She has authored more than 75 articles published in nine countries. She is a native speaker of Russian, Belarusian and Romanian, and is fluent in English, Italian, French, Polish and German. Her interests include linguistics and aspects of cultural diversity.

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