University of Wisconsin–Madison

Faculty

CREECA Faculty & Academic Staff

 

CREECA faculty and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

  • Have a primary research and/or teaching interest in Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, and/or Central Eurasia;
  • Serve as MA thesis advisors for one or more REECAS MA degree students;
  • Teach a course that fulfills one or more requirements for REECAS certificate and/or major programs;
  • Participate in regular service requirements for CREECA (Administrative Council, FLAS selection committee, MA selection committee);
  • Participate in CREECA outreach/public service activities;
  • CREECA faculty are eligible to stand for election to the CREECA Administrative council.

CREECA faculty and academic staff have the strongest ties and greater responsibilities to CREECA.

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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Paul Dower
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Land Rights, Land Markets Around the World
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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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Maksim Hanukai
Visiting Assistant Professor of Slavic
Russian Romanticism in European context, post-Soviet literature and culture, theater and performance, poetry and poetics, philosophy and aesthetic theory, translation.
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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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Sergey Karpukhin
Lecturer in German, Nordic, Slavic
Classical antiquity and tradition, theories of reception, gender and sexuality, Russian Silver Age, Vladimir Nabokov
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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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Gulnara Seipuldinova-Glowacki
Senior Lecturer in German, Nordic, Slavic
Kazakh language and culture
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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
Faculty Associate of Slavic Languages and Literature
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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All CREECA faculty and academic staff and CREECA associates are eligible to apply for CREECA conference travel awards.

http://creeca.wisc.edu/resources/funding/funding-for-faculty/

A UW-Madison faculty or staff member who wishes to join the center as a CREECA faculty and academic staff member or CREECA associate should submit a letter stating the nature of her/his interest and a current curriculum vitae to the CREECA associate director, Jennifer Tishler. Requests will be considered by the CREECA Administrative Council.