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Recent Grads & Placement


Fort, Christopher, Ph.D. [2020] Assistant Professor, American University of Central Asia. Areas of Specialty: Russian and Uzbek literature of the 20th century, postcolonialism, literature of empire, and socialist realist literature of the non-Russian peoples of the USSR. 

Natalie McCauley, Ph.D. [2018] Visiting Russian Professor, University of Richmond. Areas of Specialty: contemporary women's writing in Russia and feminist theory.

Paulina Duda, Ph.D. [2017] Visiting Polish Assistant Professor, Brown University. 

Meghan Forbes, Ph. D. [2017] Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leonard A. Lauder Rsearch Center for Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Areas of Specialty: Czech Literature and Visual Culture, German Modernism, Interwar Avant-Garde, Epistolary Theory, Periodical Studies, Typography, Network Mapping, and Data Visualization

Sarah Moncada, Ph.D. [2017] Project Manager, Advance Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Areas of Specialty: Instructor Development, Educational Technology, Supporting People of Underrepresented Identities in Higher Ed. 

Jessica Zychowicz, Ph. D. [2016] Head, U.S. Fulbright Program in Ukraine and IIE: Institute of International Education. Areas of Specialty: 20th and 21st c. Ukraine, Poland, Russia; Comparative Political Theory, Gender & Feminism, Visual Culture, Histories of Visual and Social Surveillance, New Media.

Vladislav Beronja, Ph. D. [2014] Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin. Areas of Specialty: Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian Literature and Visual Arts, Memory & Trauma Studies, Heritage Industry & Exhibition Culture, Balkan Popular Culture, Queer Theory

Aleksandar Boskovic, Ph.D. [2013] Lecturer in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Columbia University. Areas of Specialty: Modernism, Avant-Garde, Russian, Czech and Yugoslav literature and visual culture.

Mila Shevchenko, Ph.D. [2009] Associate Professor of Russian, Ohio University. Areas of Specialty: 19th-century Russian literature and drama, theories of space and spatial form, Slavic literatures and cultures (Bulgarian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Slovenian).

Joe Peschio, Ph.D. [2004] Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Areas of Specialty: Russian Golden Age, Russian language, literature, film, and cultural history.

Ewa Wampuszyc, Ph.D. [2004] Assistant Professor of Polish Language and Literature. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Areas of Specialty: Polish Language and Literature, 19th and 20th century Literature and Culture, Contemporary Polish Fiction, Cultural and Economic Capital in Literature.

Margarita Nafpaktitis, Ph.D. [2003] Associate Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Areas of Specialty: Russian and East Central European Film, Representations of America(ns) in Russian Literature and Culture, Russian Modernism, Contemporary Polish Prose, Translation and Translation Theory, Digital Humanities.

John Hope, Ph.D. [2003] Assistant Professor in Russian, Purdue University. Areas of specialty include 19th century Russian literature, Russian Orientalism, travel literature, Russian popular culture, Russian Romanticism, and Russian language.

Kelly Miller, Ph.D. [2002] Director, Teaching and Learning Services and Head of the College Library, UCLA Library.

Jonathan Bolton, Ph.D. [2001] Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. Areas of Specialty: Czech literature, history, and culture.