Alumni

The following is a partial list of the activities of our Ph.D. and M.A. graduates from the last five decades. Alumni are urged to contact the Department Chair or other faculty members with news of their latest books and other accomplishments!

Bradley Gorski
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Slavic Languages
Barnard College

MIchael "Riley" Ossrogin
Lecturer of Russian
Modern Languages and Literature
Fordham University

Maksim Hanukai
Visiting Assistant Professor  
German, Nordic, Slavic
University of 
Wisconsin-Madison

Greta Matzner-Gore
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages & Literature
University of Southern California

Francisco Picon
Teacher at "The Noble Network"
Noble Street College Prep
Chicago

Clayton Merkley
Russian Instructor
West Point

Jessika Aguilar
Independent Scholar

Timothy Williams
Adjunct at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Freelance translator, proofreader, and editor

Edward Tyerman
Assistant Professor
Department of Slavic Languages
University of California, Berkeley

Anita Ta'rnai
Educator, Researcher, Curriculum and Program Developer
Voices of Women (VOW)
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Diana Sacilowski (MA)
Ph.D. Student
Department of Slavic Langages and Literstures
University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign

Natalia Ermolaev
Project Manager, Blue Mountain Project
Princeton University Library
Princeton University
Project Archivist
Serge Prokofiev Archive
Columbia University

Isaac Wheeler (MA)
Russian Translation
Professor Business and Literary Translator

Katharine Holt
Lecturer in Russian
University of St. Andrews

Alison Annunziata  
Instructor
ArtCenter College of Design   

Andy Hicks
Research Director 
IDC's EMEA Telecommunications               

Peter Burzynski (MA)            
Ph.D. student
Cretive Writing-Poetry
University of Wisconsin-Madison          

Steven Shaklan            
Senior Instructional Designer            
Execonline
         
Jack Faust Matlock, Jr.
Ambassador to the Soviet Union

Elizabeth Kosakowska
Independent Translator / Researcher

Jacqueline Bertucci (MA)  
Slavic Cultures

Anna Dvigubski
Head Russian Teacher
Russian Language Programme
United Nations

Kristen Bresnahan (MA)          
Slavic Languages                      

Marysia Dzieduszycka
Executive Director
The Zbigniew Herbert Foundation
Warsaw, Poland

Alexandra Kotar (MA)            
Russian Translation                       

Michael Tobias (MA)            
Slavic Languages

Nina Bond
Visiting Assistant Professor
Franklin and Marshall College

John C. Wright
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neurolinguistics                     
Department of Slavic Languages Duke University

Margo Rosen
Core Lecturer
Columbia University

Marijeta Bozovic
Assistant Professor
Yale University

Ani Kokobobo
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Kansas

Emma Lieber
ACLS-Mellon New Faculty Fellow
Rutgers University
2013 - 2015


2000s

Rory Finnin
Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies
University of Cambridge

Jonathan Brooks Platt
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Piitsburgh

Rebecca Pyatkevich
Summer Session Lecturer
Columbia University

Erica Siegel
Advising Dean
Columbia University

Bella Grigoryan
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Yale University

Thomas Kitson
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Russian
Drew University

Paola Castagna
Core Lecturer
Columbia University

Vadim Shkolnikov
Adjunct Lecturer in Russian
Rutgers University
"The Crisis of the Beautiful Soul and the Hidden History of Russian Hegelianism"

Judith Wermuth-Atkinson
Core Lecturer
Columbia University
"Meeting Myself in Nottingham" (essay)

Jamie Bennett
Lecturer
Department of Slavic Languages
Columbia University

Jason Galie
Assistant Professor of Russian
Defense Language Institute, Arlington, VA

Karin Beck
Academic Director
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany

Brinton Tench Coxe
Independent Scholar
"Playground, Graveyard: Violence, the Body and BorderlineUrban Space in Lilja 4-Ever"

Colleen McQuillen
Assistant Professor, Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures
University of Illinois, Chicago

John Isham
Assistant Professor of Great Ideas and Modern Languages
Carthage College, Wisconsin

Kirsten Lodge
Assistant Professor of Comparative and World Literature
Midwestern State University

Marta Deyrup
Professor and Co-Director of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Center for Women's Studies
Seton Hall University
 

Irina Kronrod
Senior Director. Sotheby's Private Client Group, Sotheby's, London
Editor, Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), The Getty Research Institute
Wassily Kandinsky. Farbensprache, Kompositionslehre und andere unveröffentlichte Texte. 1889—1916, in collaboration with J. Boissel and J.-Cl. Marcadé.


Jefferson J. A. Gatrall
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Russian Program
Montclair State University
Alter Icons: The Russian Icon and Modernity

David Cooper
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Traditional Slovak Folktales [trans. and ed.]
Creating the Nation: Identity and Aesthetics in Early 19th-Century Russia and Bohemia

Douglas Greenfield
Assistant Professor, Intellectual Heritage Program
Temple University
Alter Icons: The Russian Icon and Modernity
 
Adrienne Kim Bird
Affiliated Faculty, Slavic Languages and Literatures
International Student and Scholars Coordinator
University of Virginia

Rebecca Stanton
Assistant Professor of Russian
Barnard College
Isaac Babel and the Self-Invention of Odessan Modernism

Valeria Sobol
Associate Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Febris Erotica: Lovesickness in the Russian Literary Imagination
 
Ellen Scaruffi
Adjunct Assistant Professor
U.S. Naval Academy

Lyudmila Parts
Associate Professor, Russian Studies
Graduate Program Director, Dept. of Russian and Slavic Studies
McGill University
The Chekhovian Intertext: Dialogue with a Classic
The 20th Century Russian Short Story: A Critical Companion

Nina Gourianova  
Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Northwestern University
The Russian futurists and their books
Exploring color: Olga Rozanova and the early Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1918
Elena Guro, Writer and Artist: Selected Writings from the Archives

Grigory Kruzhkov
Adjunct Professor, RGGU (Russian State University for the Humanities)
Nostalgiia obeliskov : literaturnye mechtaniia

Charity Scribner  
Class of 1954 Career Development Professor of European Cultural Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Requiem for Communism

Clark Troy
DWM Advisors, LLC
Financial Advisor

Christopher Harwood
Lecturer in Czech Language and Literature
Columbia University

Emily D. Johnson  
Associate Professor of Russian
University of Oklahoma
How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie

Kirsten Blythe Painter
Independent Scholar
Flint on a Bright Stone: A Revolution of Precision and Restraint in American, Russian and German Modernism

Nicole Svobodny
Assistant Dean and Lecturer in International and Area Studies
Washington University, St. Louis
Under the Sky of My Africa: Pushkin and Blackness [ed., with Catharine Nepomnyashchy and Ludmilla Trigos]

 

1990s

Gina Pacht Kovarsky
Assistant Professor, VCU School of World Studies

Pavel V. Lyssakov
Director, International Programs
European University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ludmilla A. Trigos
Independent Scholar
The Decembrist Myth in Russian Culture
Under the Sky of My Africa: Pushkin and Blackness [ed., with Catharine Nepomnyashchy and Nicole Svobodny]

Nancy Workman
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Olga L. Briker
Director of Development, Silver Springs--Martin Luther School

Mallika Urvashi Ramdas
Instructor, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

I. Christina Weinberg (Sperrle)
The organic worldview of Nikolai Leskov
 
Ksana Blank  
Senior Lecturer, Princeton University
Dostoevsky’s Dialectics and the Problem of Sin

Hilary L. Fink
Lecturer, Yale University
Dean of Bradford College, Yale University
Bergson and Russian modernism, 1900-1930

Hilde M. Hoogenboom
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
Mapping the Feminine: Russian Women and Cultural Difference (ed., with Catharine Nepomnyashchy and Irina Reyfman)
The Memoirs of Catherine the Great (trans. and ed.)

Mary Laurita
Assistant Dean and Director of Peer Advising
College of Arts and Sciences
Washington University, St. Louis

Carol Ueland
Professor of Russian and Chair of the Dept. of German, Russian, Chinese and Arabic, Drew University
Apollo in the Snow: Selected Poems by Alexander Kushner [trans. and ed.]

Paul Milan Foster Jr.
Senior Lecturer and Director, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
Indiana University

Thomas S. Newlin  
Associate Professor, Oberlin College
The Voice in the Garden: Andrei Bolotov and the Anxieties of Russian Pastoral, 1738-1833
Literature, History, and Politics: A Festschrift for Thompson Bradley [ed.]

Thomas S. Popovich
Professor, Nassau Community College

Maude F. Meisel
Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,  Pace University

Adrian Wanner  
Professor and Dept. Head, Penn. State University
Baudelaire in Russia
Russian Minimalism: From the Prose Poem to the Anti-Story

Svetlana Grenier  
Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Representing the Marginal Woman in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature: Personalism, Feminism, and Polyphony
 
Olga Meerson
Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Personalism as Poetics: the World of Fiction through Its Inhabitants’ Eyes / Personalizm kak poetika. Literaturnyj mir glazami ego obitatelej
Andrey Platonov, The Foundation Pit (trans., with Robert and Elizabeth Chandler)
Dostoevsky's Taboos
Svobodnaia veshch': Poetika neostraneniia u Andreia Platonova

Deborah Martinsen
Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Columbia University
Surprised by Shame: Dostoevsky's Liars and Narrative Exposure

 

1980s

Natalia Lusin
Librarian, Info Specialist, MLA
Master the Basics: Russian
Russian Grammar

Richard Chandler Borden
Independent Scholar, Translator
The Art of Writing Badly: Valentin Kataev's Mauvism and the Rebirth of Russian Modernism
Leonid Dobychin, Gorod N. [trans. & ed.]

Marcia Morris
Professor, Georgetown University
Saints and Revolutionaries: The Ascetic Hero in Russian Literature
The Literature of Roguery in Seventeenth- And Eighteenth-Century Russia

Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy
Professor and Department Chair, Barnard College
Director Emerita, Harriman Institute ♦ Under the Sky of My Africa: Pushkin and Blackness [ed., with Ludmilla Trigos and Nicole Svobodny]
♦ Abram Tertz and the Poetics of Crime
♦ Abram Tertz (Andrey Sinyavsky), Strolls with Pushkin [intro and trans., with Slava Yastremski]

Janina Kancewicz-Hoffman
Senior Science Officer and Head of Unit
Standing Committee for the Humanities
European Science Foundation

Ian C. Kelly
U.S. Department of State

Konstantin Kustanovich
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
The Artist and the Tyrant: Vassily Aksenov's Works in the Brezhnev Era
 
John Spiegel
Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
♦ Doubly Chosen: Jewish Identity, the Soviet Intelligentsia, and the Russian Orthodox Church
♦ The Cossack Hero in Russian Literature: A Study in Cultural Mythology

Liza A. Knapp  
Associate Professor, Columbia University
♦ The Annihilation of Inertia: Dostoevsky and Metaphysics
♦ Approaches to Teaching Tolstoy's Anna Karenina [ed.]
♦ Dostoevsky's The Idiot: A Critical Companion
 
Franklin A. Sciacca  
Associate Professor, Hamilton College

Thomas P. Barran
Professor, CUNY (Brooklyn College)
Russia Reads Rousseau, 1762-1825

Marcus C. Levitt
Professor, USC
♦ Russian Literary Politics and the Pushkin Celebration of 1880
♦ Early Modern Russian Writers: Late-Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries [ed.]

Michael M. Naydan
 Professor, Penn. State University
A Land the Size of Binoculars (Writings from an Unbound Europe) [trans., ed.]

 

1970s

Sarah Pratt
Professor, USC
Nikolai Zabolotsky: Enigma and Cultural Paradigm
Russian Metaphysical Romanticism: The Poetry of Tiutchev and Boratynskii
The Semantics of Chaos in Tjutcev


Robin Feuer Miller
Professor, Brandeis University
Dostoevsky's Unfinished Journey
Dostoevsky and The Idiot: Author, Narrator, and Reader
The Brothers Karamazov: Worlds of the Novel
The Cambridge Companion to the Classic Russian Novel[co-ed.].

Patricia Krafcik
Professor, Evergreen State College
Vampires in the Carpathians

Irwin Radezky
Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Sharon M. Carnicke
Professor, USC
Stanislavsky in Focus

Anne Frydman
Professor, John Hopkins University
At His Side; The Last Years of Isaac Babel by A. Pirozkkova [trans., ed.]

 Diana Greene
 Slavic Librarian, NYU
Reinventing Romantic Poetry: Russian Women Poets of the Mid-Nineteenth Century
 
Lesley S. Herrmann
Executive Director, Gilder Lehrmann Institute of American History

Gary Cox
Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University
Crime and Punishment: A Mind to Murder  

Peter Kussi
Lecturer in Czech, Columbia University (retired)
numerous translations of Kundera and other Czech authors

Mark Pomar
Administrator, IREX