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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, Department Chair, Director of CREEES |
512-471-3607 |
BUR 452

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

Interests: Southeastern Europe, Bulgaria, food history, urban culture, consumption, gender, identity

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Steven Seegel

Professor |
BUR 584

Education: Ph.D., 2006, Brown University

Interests: East European critical geography/cartography; public history; digital and spatial humanities; transnational biography

Associate Professors

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Craig Campbell

Associate Professor, Associate Director of CREEES |
512-232-4342 |
SAC 4.122

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 Jesús Garza

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

Education: Ed.D., Harvard University, 1987

Interests: Russian language teaching methodology/ Applied linguistics/ Contemporary Russian culture/ The Chechen wars / Post-Soviet youth culture/ Russian popular culture/ Contemporary Russian media/ Performing masculinity in Contemporary Russia & Mexico

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Tatjana Lichtenstein

Associate Professor; Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies |
737-701-0600 |
GAR 2.138

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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Charters Wynn

Associate Professor |
512-475-7234 |
GAR 1.120

Education: Ph.D., 1987, Stanford University

Assistant Professors

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Kiril Avramov

Assistant Professor |
512-475-6145 |
BUR 578

Education: Ph.D., University of Sofia

Interests: Non-western political warfare, Soviet and Russian propaganda, Soviet and Russian influence and psychological operations, "weaponization of information" and cognitive hacking, elite and mass cognitive resilience, history of Soviet and East European civilian and military intelligence services.

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Vladislav Beronja

Assistant Professor |

Education: PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests: Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian Literature; Memory & Trauma Studies; Comics and Visual Narrative; Exhibition Culture; Balkan Popular Culture; Queer Theory; Digital Humanities

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Chelsi West Ohueri

(on leave)
Assistant Professor |
512-232-9129 |
BUR 462

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

Interests: Sociocultural anthropology, medical anthropology, race and racialization, belonging, Albania, Southeastern Europe, Romani studies

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Petre Petrov

Assistant Professor, Graduate Advisor |
(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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Maria Sidorkina

Assistant Professor |
BUR 474

Education: Ph.D. Anthropology, Yale University

Interests: publics and politics, language and social life, comparative illiberalisms, post-socialist Russia, digital sociality

Senior Lecturers

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Marina Alexandrova

Associate Professor of Instruction |
BUR 466;

Education: PhD, UT Austin

Interests: History of Political and Cultural Dissent in Russia, Russian Revolutionary Movements, Spirituality in Imperial Russia, Russian Intellectual History

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Christian Hilchey

Associate Professor of Instruction |
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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Mary Greff


BUR 570

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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

Assistant Professor of Instruction |
512-232-9133 |
BUR 580

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

Interests: I like to travel, read, watch foreign films.

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Frane Karabatić

Lecturer |
BUR 570

Interests: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Russian language pedagogy; language teaching methodology; creating language instructional materials; second language acquisition; Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian cinema; masculinity in the twentieth-century Russian literature.

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Oksana Lutsyshyna

Assistant Professor of Instruction |
BUR 478

Education: Ph.D., University of Georgia

Interests: Ukrainian and Polish modernisms; poetry; postcolonial theories/decolonization; feminist theories; cultural studies; film studies; language teaching methodology; experiential learning

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Heather R Rice

Assistant Professor of Instruction |
512-471-3607 |
BUR 386

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University

Interests: Community Building and Student to Student Interactivity in Online Learning; Experiential Learning Online; Distance Learning; Russian Language Pedagogy; Second-Language Acquisition, Phonetics and Phonology, Russian and Soviet cinema

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Jason Roberts

Lecturer |
(512) 232-9125 |
BUR 586

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

Lecturer |
5124714056 |
BUR 482

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

Interests: Intercultural Competence, Metadiscourse, interaction, conversation analysis, study abroad, discourse analysis, the use of technology in language classes

Professors Emeriti

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John Kolsti (deceased)

Professor Emeritus |

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Sidney Monas (deceased)

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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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

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600
    Burdine Hall 452
    Austin, TX 78712