University of Wisconsin–Madison

Faculty

CREECA Faculty & Academic Staff

Maria Belodubrovskaya
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
Russian and Soviet Cinema
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Rachel Brenner
Professor of Jewish Studies
Modern Hebrew literature, Holocaust literature and ethics
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Michael Chamberlain
Professor of History
Social and cultural history of the medieval Middle East
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Kathryn Ciancia
Assistant Professor of History
Modern Eastern Europe, Poland
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Thomas Dale
Professor of Art History
Early Christian, medieval and Byzantine art
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David Danaher
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Ethnolinguistics, the culture of dissent in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia
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Funda Derin
Lecturer of Languages and Cultures of Asia
Turkish language and literature
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Tom DuBois
Professor of Scandinavian Studies
Northeastern European religion, literary history
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Karen Evans-Romaine
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Intertextuality in Russian Modernism, German-Russian literary relations, foreign language pedagogy
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Halina Filipowicz
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Polish Cultural History, Polish drama and theatre, Polish literature
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Scott Gehlbach
Professor of Political Science
Domestic politics, comparative politics in post-communist states
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Ted Gerber
Professor of Sociology
Social stratification, demography
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Victor Gorodinsky
Sr. Academic Librarian & Director of Russian Folk Orchestra
Russian folk music
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Kathryn Hendley
Professor of Law and Political Science
Comparative law, contracts, Russian legal and economic reform
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Yoshiko Herrera
Professor of Political Science
Politics in Russia and the former Soviet states, regionalism and ethnic politics
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Francine Hirsch
Professor of History
Russian and Soviet History
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Philip Hollander
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Israeli Literature, American and European Hebrew Literature, Israeli Film, Holocaust Literature, Jewish Literature, Gender Studies, Queer Theory
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Mark Johnson
Senior Lecturer in Educational Policy Studies
Education in Russia and Central Asia, especially post-Soviet higher education policy
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Robert Kaiser
Professor of Geography
Rescaling and Reterritorializing Place and Identity in the Post-Socialist Borderlands; Cultural Politics of Memory: Re-imagining the Past, Reclaiming the Future in the Estonian-Russian Borderlands
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Judd Kinzley
Assistant Professor of History
Modern China: environmental history, state power, industrial development, and wartime mobilization
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Andrew Kydd
Professor of Political Science
Armed Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy, Political Violence, Weapons of Mass Destruction
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Christopher Livanos
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Folklore
Philosophy of the mind in the Greek and Indian traditions
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Tomislav Longinovic
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
South slavic literatures and cultures, Serbo-Croatian Language, Central and East European literary history
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David McDonald
Professor of History
History of Imperial Russia
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Tony Michels
Professor of History
Russian Jewish history, socialism, working-class history, and nationalism
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Ewa Miernowska
Senior Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literature
Language teaching methodology; teaching of Polish language through literature and media, Polish film
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Leonora Neville
Professor of History
Medieval Byzantine history including the imposition of imperial governmental authority in provincial contexts, especially taxation
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Volker Radeloff
Professor of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
Human induced change in the environment
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Sunil Rao
Senior Academic Librarian, Law Library
Comparative law, international law
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Andrew Reynolds
Associate Professor of German, Nordic, Slavic
20th century Russian poetry; contemporary Russian prose; translation; critical theory
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Uli Schamiloglu
Professor of Central Asian Languages and Cultures
Turkic philology & linguistics, social-economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the Muslim Turks of Central Eurasia
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Irina Shevelenko
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Russian modernist literature and art; Russian émigré literature; late Soviet culture; Russian poetry; Russian intellectual history; nationalism studies
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Andy Spencer
Academic Librarian, General Library, Slavic Studies
Russian and Soviet history and literature
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Jennifer Tishler
Associate Director of CREECA
Russian literature
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Anna Tumarkin
Assistant Faculty Associate of Slavic
Language teaching methodology, instructional technology, and 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture
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Manon van de Water
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
Theatre for Youth, Russian theatre and culture, international theatre for young audiences
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Andre Wink
Professor of History
India and the Indian Ocean area in the medieval and early modern age.
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Sunny Yudkoff
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Yiddish and Hebrew Literature, Film and Culture, American Jewish Literature and Culture, Transnational Medical Humanities, Age Studies, Ethnic-American and Immigrant Narratives
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Marina Zilbergerts
Assistant Professor of German, Nordic, Slavic
Hebrew and Yiddish literature; Rabbinic literature and thought; 
19th-century Russian literature and intellectual history; Literature and religion
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CREECA Faculty Emeriti

Name Department Email
Raymond Anderson Journalism rhanders@wisc.edu
Sarah Atis Languages and Cultures of Asia sgatis@wisc.edu
James Bailey Slavic Languages and Literature jobailey@wisc.edu
David Bethea Slavic Languages and Literature dmbethea@wisc.edu
Marianne Bloch Curriculum & Instruction, Women’s Studies bloch@education.wisc.edu
Dean Bowles Education Leadership and Policy Analysis bowles@education.wisc.edu
Melvin Croan Political Science croan@polisci.wisc.edu
Alexander Dolinin German, Nordic, Slavic dolinin@wisc.edu
John Doyle Department of Surgery doyle@surgery.wisc.edu
Joseph Elder Sociology elder@ssc.wisc.edu
Edgar Feige Economics elfeige@wisc.edu
Kemal Karpat History khkarpat@wisc.edu
Vance I. Kepley Communication Arts vikepley@wisc.edu
Anatoly Khazanov Anthropology khazanov@wisc.edu
Judith Kornblatt Slavic Languages and Literature jkornbla@wisc.edu
Galina Lapina German, Nordic, Slavic gvlapina@wisc.edu
Harlan Marquess Slavic Languages and Literature hemarque@wisc.edu
David Morgan History domorgan@wisc.edu
Gary Rosenshield Slavic Languages and Literature grosen@slavic.wisc.edu
John Witte Lafollette School of Public Affairs witte@lafollette.wisc.edu