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Robert Moser

Professor |
512-232-7278 |
BAT 4.148

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

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Joan Neuberger

Professor |
512-475-7219 |
GAR 2.102

Education: Ph.D., 1985, Stanford University

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Mary Neuburger

Professor |
512-471-3607 |
BUR 456

Education: Ph.D., 1997, University of Washington

Interests: Southeastern Europe, urban culture, consumption, gender, ethnic conflict, and nationalism

Associate Professors

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Craig Campbell

Associate Professor |
EPS 4.128

Education: Ph.D., University of Alberta

Interests: Siberia, Central Siberia, Indigenous Siberians, Evenki, Evenkiia, Reindeer hunting and herding, Travel and mobility, Socialist colonialism, early forms of Sovietization. Visual and intermedia ethnography

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Thomas Garza

University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor and Director, Texas Language Center and Arabic Flagship Program |
512-232-9126 |
BUR 458

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University, 1987

Interests: Russian language teaching methodology/ Applied linguistics/ Contemporary Russian culture/ The Chechen wars and the media/ Post-Soviet youth culture/ Language teaching pedagogy/ Russian popular culture/ Modern Russian language/ Contemporary Russian media

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Tatjana Lichtenstein

Associate Professor; Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies |
512-475-6171 |
GAR 0.110

Education: Ph.D. 2009, University of Toronto, Canada

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Keith Livers

Associate Professor |
512-232-9128 |
BUR 468

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Julia Mickenberg

Associate Professor, Interim Chair of Department, Interim Director of CREEES |
512-471-3607 |
BUR 456

Education: Ph. D., University of Minnesota

Interests: American radical cultures, Russia in the US imagination (1905-1945), women's history, children's literature, history of childhood, Americans abroad, utopia; higher education

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Charters Wynn

Associate Professor |
512-475-7234 |
GAR 1.120

Education: Ph.D., 1987, Stanford University

Assistant Professors

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Vladislav Beronja

Assistant Professor |

Education: PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests: Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian Literature and Visual Arts, Memory & Trauma Studies, Heritage Industry & Exhibition Culture, Balkan Popular Culture, Queer Theory

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Michael Pesenson

Assistant Professor, Graduate Advisor |
512 232 9132 |
BUR 464

Education: Ph.D, Yale University

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Petre Petrov

Assistant Professor |
(512) 232-9130 |
BUR 486

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Interests: Russian and Western modernism; socialist realism; Stalinist culture; Soviet language and ideology; theory of ideology; Marxism; critical theory


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Marina Alexandrova (Potoplyak)

Lecturer |
(512) 232-9193 |
BUR 466

Education: PhD, UT Austin

Interests: History of Political and Cultural Dissent in Russia, Russian Revolutionary Movements, Russian Modernism and Avant-Garde, Pedagogy and Instructional Technology, Russian Food History

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Karen Chilstrom

Lecturer |
512-475-6145 |
BUR 578

Education: PhD, UT Austin

Interests: Language and education policy in Ukraine; applied linguistics/Russian language teaching methodology; best practices in the teaching of culture; psycholinguistics

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Christian Hilchey

Lecturer |
BUR 472

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Language pedagogy, Czech instructional material development, Texas Czech communities, food culture, Czech linguistics, verbal prefixes, Czech dialects

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Bella B. Jordan

Lecturer |
512-232-9127 |
BUR 470

Education: Ph.D., UT Austin

Interests: History, travel, architecture

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Bernadeta Kaminska

Lecturer |
512-232-9133 |
BUR 580

Education: M.A., Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań (Poland)

Interests: Polish language teaching methodology, development of materials for teaching Polish.

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Oksana Lutsyshyna

Lecturer |
BUR 478

Education: Ph.D., University of Georgia

Interests: Ukrainian Modernism, Bruno Schulz, Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Postcolonial Theory/Decolonization, Queer Theory, Feminist Theory, Applied Linguistics, Language teaching methodology

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Heather R Rice

Lecturer |
512-232-6913 |
MEZ 3.316

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University

Interests: Russian language pedagogy, creating Russian language instructional materials, 2nd language acquisition, phonetics and phonology, Russian and Soviet cinema

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Jason Roberts

Lecturer |
(512) 232-9125 |
BUR 474

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Intellectual history of confessional theology including discourses of demonology and magic, representations of time and space in systems of divination, Siberian shamanism, Russian Orthodoxy.

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Evgenia Wilkins


Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Instructors

Mark Smith

Assistant Instructor

Professors Emeriti

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John Kolsti

Professor Emeritus |
512-471-3607 |
CAL 415

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Sidney Monas

Professor Emeritus |
512-471-5001 |
HRC 3.325

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Gilbert Rappaport

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., UCLA

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Seth Wolitz

Professor Emeritus |
512 471 5531 |
HRH 3.114A

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Other faculty

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Leslie O'Bell

Associate Professor, Retired |
(512) 472-5080

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University