PhD Graduates


Tomi Haxhi: Coordinator, Institute for Comparative Literature & Society, Columbia University


Ben Hooyman: Core Lecturer, Columbia University 

Milica Ilicic: Director of Communications, Moonshots Capital

Alex Pekov: Lecturer, Columbia University


Benjamin Lussier: Artist and Independent Scholar

Erica Drennan: Associate Director, Amherst Center for Russian Culture

Michael Gluck: Machine Learning Data Annotator, Quillbot


Inna Kapilevich: Senior Data Analyst, Success Academies

Emily Traverse: Independent Scholar

Brittany Pfeiffer: Independent Scholar

Eliza Rose: Assistant Professor and Laszlo Birinyi Sr. Fellow in Central European Studies in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Robyn Jensen: Assistant Teaching Professor, UC Berkeley

Sophie Pinkham: Lecturer in Discipline (Core), Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia (term appointment); freelance writer


Holly Myers: Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Delaware

Brendan Nieubuurt: Librarian for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan

Irina Denischenko: Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages & Women and Gender Studies Program, Georgetown University


Bradley Gorski: Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Georgetown University

Maria Doubrovskaia: Independent scholar and artist

Michael Ossorgin: Advanced Lecturer of Russian Modern Languages and Literature, Director of the Russian Program, Fordham University


Jill Roese: Freelance translator


Jessika Aguilar: Independent scholar

Francisco Picon: Infrastructure Engineer at T. Rowe Price, Towson, Maryland

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


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

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

Edward Tyerman: Associate 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


Alison Annunziata: Research Programs Manager, University of California Humanities Research Institute

Andrew Hicks: Research Director, IDC's EMEA Telecommunications  

Katharine Holt: Independent scholar

Steven Shaklan: Vice President and Senior Instructional Designer, Socratic Arts


Anna Dvigubski: Head Russian Teacher, Russian Language Programme, United Nations

Marysia Dzieduszycka: Executive director The Zbigniew Herbert Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Elizabeth Kosakowska: Independent translator / researcher


Nina Bond: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Russian and Russian Studies, Assistant Director of Post-Graduate Scholarships

Marjetta Bozovic: Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film and Media Studies; Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Yale University

Bella Grigoryan: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, U. of Pittsburgh

Ani Kokobobo: Associate Professor, Chair, Slavic Languages & Literatures; Interim Director of the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES), U. of Kansas

Emma Lieber: Psychoanalyst in private practice, a part-time lecturer in Literary Studies at the New School; adjunct lecturer at Barnard College and in the Slavic Department at Columbia

Margo Shohl (Rosen): a part-time Lecturer in Slavic Languages (Core), independent scholar

John Cal Wright: Adjunct lecture (Linguistics), Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University


Rory Finnin: Associate Professor of Ukrainian Studies, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Rebecca Pyatkevich Mehr: Researcher, Writer, Translator, Innovator at RPM Content and Communications, Portland, Oregon

Erica Siegel: Associate Dean, Barnard College

Natalia Ermolaev
Assistant Director, Center for Digital Humanities
Princeton University
Project Archivist
Serge Prokofiev Archive
Columbia University

Peter Burzynski (MA)            
Ph.D. student
Cretive Writing-Poetry
University of Wisconsin-Madison          
Jack Faust Matlock, Jr.
Former Ambassador to the Soviet Union

Jacqueline Bertucci (MA)  
Slavic Cultures

Jonathan Brooks Platt
Independent Scholar

Thomas Kitson

Paola Castagna
Independent Scholar

Vadim Shkolnikov
Independent Scholar

Judith Wermuth-Atkinson
Independent Scholar

Jamie Bennett
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer in Slavic Languages
Department of Slavic Languages
Columbia University

Jason Galie
Russian Analyst
US Government
Russian Instructor
The George Washington Univeristy 

Karin Beck
Executive Director
School of General Studies
Kean University, Germany

Brinton Tench Coxe
Independent Scholar

Colleen McQuillen
Associate Professor of Slavic
University of Southern California

John Isham
Director, Western Heritage Program

Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media, Modern Languages and Great Ideas
Carthage College, Wisconsin

Kirsten Lodge
Associate Professor of Humanities and English
Midwestern State University

Marta Deyrup
Professor and Head of Technical Services
Seton Hall University

Irina Kronrod
Senior Director
International Business Development
Sotheby's Private Client Group, Sotheby's, London

Jefferson J. A. Gatrall
Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Russian Program
Modern Languages and Literatures
Montclair State University

David Cooper
Associate Professor
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Douglas Greenfield
Associate Professor, Associate Director
Intellectual Heritage Program
Temple University

Adrienne Kim Bird
Affiliated Faculty, Slavic Languages and Literatures
International Student and Scholars Coordinator
University of Virginia

Molly Rose Avila
HIP Teacher
Avenues Open

Rebecca Stanton
Independent Scholar

Valeria Sobol
Associate Professor
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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

Nina Gourianova  
Associate Professor
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literary Studies
Northwestern University

Grigory Kruzhkov
Adjunct Professor
RGGU (Russian State University for the Humanities)

Charity Scribner  
Associate Professor
LaGuardia Community College

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

Kirsten Blythe Painter
Independent Scholar

Nicole Svobodny
Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Senior Lecturer, International and Area Studies
Coordinator, Eurasian Studies concentration
Washington University, St. Louis

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

Nancy Workman
Advising Dean
Columbia College/ SEAS
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)
Ksana Blank  
Senior Lecturer, Princeton University

Hilary L. Fink
Lecturer, Yale University
Dean of Bradford College, Yale University

Hilde M. Hoogenboom
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

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
Department. of German, Russian, Chinese and Arabic, Drew University

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

Thomas S. Popovich
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

Svetlana Grenier  
Associate Professor
Georgetown University
Olga Meerson
Associate Professor
Georgetown University

Deborah Martinsen
Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Columbia University

Natalia Lusin
Librarian, Info Specialist, MLA

Richard Chandler Borden
Independent Scholar, Translator

Marcia Morris
Georgetown University

Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy
Professor and Department Chair
Barnard College

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
John Spiegel
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Liza A. Knapp  
Associate Professor
Columbia University
Franklin A. Sciacca  
Associate Professor
Hamilton College

Thomas P. Barran
CUNY (Brooklyn College)

Marcus C. Levitt

Michael M. Naydan
Penn. State University

Sarah Pratt

Robin Feuer Miller
Brandeis University

Patricia Krafcik
Evergreen State College

Irwin Rad
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Sharon M. Carnicke

Anne Frydman
John Hopkins University

Diana Greene
Slavic Librarian
Lesley S. Herrmann
Executive Director, Gilder Lehrmann Institute of American History

Gary Cox
Associate Professor
Southern Methodist University

Peter Kussi
Lecturer in Czech
Columbia University (retired)

Mark Pomar

William Todd III
Harvard College Professor
Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature

MA Graduates


Yevgen Gutman: Instructor of Russian at USMA, West Point


Ryan Tintera: Russian instructor, West Point


Hanna Miller: Director of Community Engagement and Organizing, Yaffed

Alfred Rosenbluth: Just Interpretations, LLC

Anna Pershikova: Assistant Buyer, Mercury, Moscow


Elaine Wilson: PhD student, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia

Jason Johnson: Major, US Army, Seoul, Korea


Dominic Leach: Freelance translator


Evgeny Shherbakov: Program Assistant, Carnegie Corporation

Clayton Merkley: Major, US Army


Kristin Warbasse: Executive Assistant to Dean, Columbia School of Nursing

Serenity Stanton: PhD Candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Isaac Wheeler: Translator, Center for the Art of Translation

Peter Burzynski: PhD student in Creative Writing-Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kendall Burns: Corporate Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Westminster, England, United Kingdom


Amelia Grossi: MA candidate, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, The University of York, England, United Kingdom


Diana Sacilowski: Ph.D. Student Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kristen Bresnahan

Marie Laustsen


Michael Tobias

Alexandra Kotar-Weber: Literary translator

Meghan Forbes: Postdoctoral Fellow, Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York