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Anna Brailovsky


Project Advisor

Anna Brailovsky is the Research Development Manager in the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. She works closely with social scientists across several divisions to advance their projects from vision to implementation by helping them develop competitive applications for funding. She came to the University of Chicago in 2018 after 7 years in research development at the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, where she helped develop many successful grant applications to major federal and foundation funders, from individual fellowships to large-scale collaborations and center grants. She also has over 20 years experience editing and translating scholarly writing in the social sciences and humanities and is the translator of the Modern Library edition of Dostoevsky's The Idiot (2003). She received her BA in Economics from Columbia University and her MA (ABD) in art history from Johns Hopkins University. In her work with faculty, Anna finds the wide range of perspectives to which she has been exposed particularly useful in advising researchers on how to effectively reach the diverse audiences of interdisciplinary review panels, and conversely she is ever grateful to the researchers she works with for constantly introducing her to new questions and literatures she is not yet familiar with. Anna came to the US at the age of 10 from the former Soviet Union and attributes her life-long interest in how communication and presentation shape the nature of what we perceive as reality in part to an immigrant child's formative confrontation with multiple cultural perspectives -- for instance, the shocking discovery, upon first reading an American social studies textbook, that Russia's "Great Patriotic War" was, for US children, a quintessentially American battle for democratic values.


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