General Information

The Department offers the Russian placement test on Thursday (written part) and Friday (oral part) the week before the first day of classes in the fall to register for fall classes. Please make your traveling plans accordingly.

Students who wish to take a Russian placement test at any other time in the fall to register for spring semester, or who need a reading proficiency exam, or who have particular questions about placing into/out of Russian language courses including heritage courses, should contact Alla Smyslova Subject line: Placement Test.

For placement or proficiency exams in other Slavic languages, contact the following faculty members:

The following faculty members may sponsor (advise) Ph.D. dissertations in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. (Any member of the faculty, not limited to those on this list, may serve on a dissertation defense committee.)

Boskovic, Aleksandar
Office Hours: by appointment
aleksandar.boskovic@columbia.edu

Bruce, Stephen
Office Hours: 
Mondays 1-2pm
sab2310@columbia.edu

Caes, Christopher
Office Hours: to be announced
cc3048@columbia.edu

Davis, Robert H
Office Hours: by appointment
rhd2106@columbia.edu

Drennan, Erica
Office Hours: 
by appointment
esd2115@columbia.edu

Foley, William
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 4-5pm
wf2265@columbia.edu

Harwood, Chris W.
Office Hours: 
Thursdays 9-10am, Fridays 1-2pm, and by appointment
cwh4@columbia.edu

Izmirlieva, Valentina 
Office Hours:
 by appointment
vbi1@columbia.edu

Kelley, Claudia
Office Hours:
 by appointment
crk2154@columbia.edu

Knapp, Liza
Office Hours: 
to be announced
lk2180@columbia.edu 

Kun, Nataliya    
Office Hours: 
by appointment
nk2543@columbia.edu 

Landman, Meredith
Program in Linguistics
Office Hours
: by appointment
ml4263@columbia.edu

Lawton, Max
Office Hours: 
to be announced
mdl2156@columbia.edu

Leeds, Adam
Office Hours:
 by appointment
al3604@columbia.edu

Lieber, Emma
Office Hours: 
by appointment
elieber14@gmail.com

Lipovetsky, Mark
Director of Graduate Studies
Office Hours: 
Mondays 2-3:30pm and by appointment
ml4360@columbia.edu

Kim, Yulia
Office Hours: 
Monday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and by appointment
yak2118@columbia.edu

McWhorter, John H.
Program in Linguistics
Office Hours
: by appointment
jm3156@columbia.edu

Merrill, Jessica
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office Hours:

Wednesdays 4-5:00pm
https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/97519968819?pwd=VXljeHBaUlBGK2JSa2VXSkVsQThDZz09 

Thursdays 2-3:00pm
https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/92985924748?pwd=U01WRGgwdFRIZHFsaERmS3J5bVd1QT09 

and by appointment
jem2159@columbia.edu

Mills, Scout
Office Hours:
 Thursdays 12-2:00 pm
sjm2248@columbia.edu

Popkin, Cathy
ON LEAVE

cp18@columbia.edu

Reyfman, Irina
Chair
Office Hours: 
Mondays & Wednesday 2:20-3:30pm and by appointment
ir2@columbia.edu 

Sekeryan, Ararat
Office Hours:
 to be announced
as5440@columbia.edu

Shevchuk, Yuri 
Office Hours: 
Thursdays 1:15-2:30pm and by appointment
sy2165@columbia.edu

Smyslova, Alla
Director of the Russian Language Program
Office Hours: 
to be announced
as2157@columbia.edu 

Stohl, Margo
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 6-7:20pm and by appointment
msr2003@columbia.edu

Timberlake, Alan   
Office Hours: to be announced
at2205@columbia.edu

Wilson, Elaine
Office Hours:
 Wednesdays 10-11am and by appointment
evw2110@columbia.edu