Affiliated Faculty


Ruth Tringham

Professor Emerita

Archaeology of Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Alexei Yurchak


Late socialist and post-Soviet culture


Greg Castillo

Associate Professor of Architecture

The influence of the cold war on design discourses; postwar visions of urban reconstruction

Comparative Literature

Robert P. Hughes

Professor Emeritus (joint appointment with Slavic)

Russian modernism, Soviet and emigre literature, comparative literature

Eric Naiman

Professor (joint appointment with Slavic)

19th- and 20th-century Russian literature and culture

Harsha Ram

Associate Professor (joint appointment with Slavic)

18th and 19th century Russian literature and imperial expansion, Russia and Eurasia, the Russian avant-garde


Eugene Hammel

Professor Emeritus

East European peasant society, demography


Yuriy Gorodnichenko Professor Macroeconomics, econometrics, international economics, development economics

Gérard Roland

E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science

Soviet economic system, transition economics


Julia Bader

Professor Emerita

Nabokov, modern women writers, 20th-century American literature

Steven Lee

Associate Professor

Twentieth-century American literature and history; Cold War cultures

Film Studies

Anne Nesbet

Professor (joint appointment with Slavic)

Sergei Eisenstein, silent film, Soviet film


Vesna Rodic

Lecturer and Acting Coordinator of Second-Year Language Program

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language; South Slavic Literature, Folklore, and Culture


Melanie Feakins

Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Associate

Offshore outsourcing to Russia, IT & software globalisation, urban transformation in St. Petersburg


Stephan Astourian

Associate Adjunct Professor and Director of the Armenian Studies Program

Armenian history

John Connelly

Professor and Director of ISEEES

Eastern and East Central Europe, 20th-century Europe

Victoria Frede

Associate Professor

Imperial Russian history

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Associate Professor

Late modern European history

Christine M. Philliou

Associate Professor

post-classical Ottoman History, 18th-20th c. Balkans and Middle East, Post-Ottoman World, Modern Greece and Turkey. politics and literature

Yuri Slezkine

Professor Emeritus

Soviet and European history

History of Art

Diliana Angelova

Associate Professor

Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Aglaya Glebova

Assistant Professor

Modernism and socialist realism in the visual arts; Soviet avant-garde; photography

Boalt School of Law

Richard M. Buxbaum

The Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law (Emeritus)

International trade relations, socialist enterprise law


Gašper Beguš

Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Phonology, phonetics, computational linguistics, historical linguistics, Indo-European

Darya Kavitskaya

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Slavic, Turkic, Uralic; phonology and phonetics, historical phonology


Maria Sonevytsky

Assistant Professor

Soviet and post-Soviet popular music, post-Soviet folklore revivals (with an emphasis on Ukraine)

Richard Taruskin

Professor Emeritus

Russian music, 19th-century Russian musical realism

Near Eastern Studies

Sanjyot Mehendale


Near Eastern Archaeology and Art, Central Asia, the Silk Road

Political Science

George W. Breslauer

Professor Emeritus; Professor of the Graduate School

Soviet and post-Soviet politics and foreign policy

M. Steven Fish


Soviet and post-Soviet politics, comparative politics

Andrew C. Janos

Professor Emeritus

East European and comparative politics

Jason Wittenberg


Comparative politics of Eastern Europe, fascist and communist movements in interwar Eastern Europe

Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy

Michael Nacht

The Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy

US national security policy, international affairs, management strategies for public organizations

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Ronelle Alexander

Professor Emerita

South Slavic and Balkan Slavic language, linguistics, folklore, literature, and culture

Olga Astromoff

Senior Lecturer Emerita

Polina Barskova

Assistant Professor

Russian literature

Myrna Douzjian


Armenian Language, Literature, and Culture; Russian literature

David A. Frick

Professor Emeritus

Polish language and literature, comparative Slavic literature

Luba Golburt

Associate Professor

18th- and 19th-century Russian literature

Joan D. Grossman

Professor Emerita

19th-century Russian literature, Russian symbolism

Olga Raevsky Hughes

Professor Emerita

Old Russian literature, 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature

Robert P. Hughes

Professor Emeritus (joint appointment with Comparative Literature)

Russian modernism, Soviet and émigré literature, comparative literature

Robyn Jensen


Russian Literature

Darya Kavitskaya

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor

Slavic and General Linguistics, Historical Slavic linguistics and morpho-phonology.

Ellen Langer

Continuing Lecturer

Czech language

Klara Libman


Russian language

Olga Matich

Professor Emerita; Professor of the Graduate School

19th- and 20th-century Russian literature and culture

Anna Muza

Senior Lecturer

20th-century Russian and East European theater, Russian literature, Russian culture

Eric Naiman

Professor (joint appointment with Comparative Literature) and Department Chair

19th- and 20th-century Russian literature and culture

Anne Nesbet

Professor (joint appointment with Film Studies)

Russian modernism and early Soviet literature and culture, Soviet film

Johanna Nichols

Professor Emerita (Affiliate Professor Emerita of Linguistics) and Professor of the Graduate School

Slavic linguistics, languages of the former Soviet Union

Irina Paperno

Professor Emerita

19th- and 20th-century Russian literature; Russian intellectual and cultural history; History of experience

Djordje Popović

Assistant Professor

South Slavic literature and culture, comparative literature

Antje Postema


Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language

Harsha Ram

Associate Professor

18th and 19th century Russian literature and imperial expansion, Russia and Eurasia, the Russian avant-garde

Walter Schamschula

Professor Emeritus, Professor of the Graduate School

Czech language and literature, comparative Slavic linguistics

Éva Soós Szőke

Continuing Lecturer

Hungarian language

Alan Timberlake

Professor Emeritus

Slavic linguistics, Czech literature, Old Russian literature

Edward Tyerman

Assistant Professor

Russian Literature

Katarzyna Zacha

Continuing Lecturer

Polish language


Victoria E. Bonnell

Professor Emerita

Soviet and post-Soviet society and culture, revolution, labor history

Michael Burawoy


Labor, methodology, capitalism on earth

Dylan Riley


Historical sociology, political sociology

Collection Development

Doe Library, Rm. 438 #6000; (510) 643-1343

Jean Dickinson

Slavic cataloger

Liladhar R. Pendse

Librarian for Slavic and East European Collections