Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

Ray Balstad

Graduate Program Coordinator
African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-2703
Office: 114D Friendly Hall
Office Hours: MTWRF 8:30am - 4:30pm
Research Interests: French, Film, Comics, Foreign Language Acquisition, Botany

Fatima Benhabyb

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
African Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program
Phone: 541-346-2047
Office: 114 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: MTWRF 8:30am-4:30pm [Remote Fridays]

Roy Chan

Associate Professor, Chinese Literature
Director of Graduate Studies, East Asian Languages & Literatures
Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Office: 426 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Spring 2024: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 pm (email in advance appreciated)
Research Interests: Modern Chinese and Russian Literatures, Critical Theory, Formalism, Affect Studies, Sociolinguistic Literary Criticism

Olivia Denton

Faculty Support Coordinator
ASU 1 - School of Global Studies and Languages
African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-1385
Office: 107 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: MTWTF 9:00-5:00

Brita Ellis

Academic Programs Manager
African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish
Phone: 541-346-9782
Office: Friendly 114E

Heghine Hakobyan

Slavic Librarian
REEES Instructor
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-1858
Office: 121 Knight Library
Office Hours: 11.00am-12.30pm Fridays

Julie Hessler

Associate Professor
History, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4857
Office: 351 McKenzie Hall
Office Hours: Winter 23, Tuesday 1:45-3:15 p.m. or by appointment

Katya Hokanson

Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature
Director of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Head, Department of Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-3947
Office: 357 PLC
Research Interests: 19th-century Russian literature, women's writing, and Russian colonialism.

Ryan Jones

Professor
Ann Swindells Chair
History, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4859
Office: 383 McKenzie Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30-3:30
Research Interests: Russia, The Pacific, Global Environment

Alexander Kashirin

Professor pro tempore
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4826
Research Interests: Russia, European History

Alan Kimball

Professor Emeritus
History, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Office: 340V McKenzie Hall

Jonathan Knight

Operations Coordinator
African Studies, Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Native American Studies, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-0951
Office: 114 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Nessie Kurganova

GE Russian Language Instructor
Graduate student
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: M 2-3 & T 10-11 or by appt
Research Interests: Language pedagogy, gender discourse

Susanna Lim

Associate Professor of Literature, Russian Studies, and Korean Studies
Director of REEES Graduate Studies
College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, Global Studies, Korean, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-0691
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 101
Research Interests: Korean Studies, Korean Literature, Korean Popular Culture, Race Studies, Race in South Korea, Russian Studies, Koryo Saram, Diaspora, Post-colonialism

Chutong Liu

Comparative Literature Graduate Student/ ENG GE
Comparative Literature, English, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Office: 21 PLC
Office Hours: Spring Term: MW 1-2pm
Research Interests: Russian literature and ballet in the second half of the 19th-century, Silver Age of Russian poetry, 20th-century Soviet and Chinese Socialist Realism

Robbie Marshall

Graduate Coordinator | ASU 1
African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program
Phone: 541-346-0195
Office: 114D | Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm | Thursdays Virtual

Mikhail Myagkov

Professor
Political Science, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4868
Office: 931 PLC
Research Interests: Russian Politics, Comparative Politics, Formal Political Theory, Statistical Methods, Experimental Design, Game Theory

McRae Naayers

Faculty Support Coordinator
African Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 5413460171
Office: Friendly 107
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00

Julia Nemirovskaya

Senior Instructor I
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4001
Office: 271 PLC
Office Hours: by appointment

Melissa Palma

Academic Programs Manager, School of Global Studies and Languages
College of Arts and Sciences ASU 1
African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-9780

Jenifer Presto

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Interim Director of COLT Graduate Studies
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-485-7400
Office: 346 PLC
Office Hours: Spring 2024: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-noon & by appt.
Research Interests: Russian modernism; gender studies; environmental criticism; visual culture; digital humanities; Russian-Italian cultural interactions; and Russian-American culture

Lara Ravitch

Senior Instructor II
Russian Language Coordinator & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4077
Office: 427 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: By appointment

Andrea Romero Dugarte

Executive Support Coordinator
African Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages, European Studies, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-4007
Office: Friendly Hall 114

Lisa Ross

Associate Director
African Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, French, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Korean, Middle East and North African Studies, Modern Hebrew Language, Northwest Indian Language Institute, OCIAS, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Romance Languages Major, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-4005
Office: 107 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: M-F 8-5

Stephen Shoemaker

Professor
History of Christianity
Humanities Program, Middle East and North African Studies, Medieval Studies, Religious Studies, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-4998
Office: 348 Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:00pm

Carol Silverman

Professor Emeritus
Anthropology, Judaic Studies Program, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-5114
Office Hours:
Research Interests: Arts and human rights, music, Balkans, Roma, gender, ritual

Sherwin Simmons

Professor Emeritus
History Art & Arch, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-2080
Office: 382 Lawrence Hall

Alina Turygina

GE Russian Instructor
Graduate student
Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: +1-(541)-636-88-01
Office: Friendly 30
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 2-3 pm
Research Interests: Russian émigré literature, russophone literature of the 20th-21st centuries, cultural anthropology, myth studies, topos, autobiography/autofiction, Nina Berberova

Cynthia Vakareliyska

Professor Emerita
Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-5922
Office: 275 Straub Hall

Marci Viano-Davis

Operations Manager
ASU 1 - School of Global Studies and Languages
College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Languages, Food Studies, German & Scandinavian, Global Health Program, Global Studies, Ichishkiin Language, Italian, Japanese, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American Studies, Middle East and North African Studies, Northwest Indian Language Institute, OCIAS, Romance Languages, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, School of Global Studies and Languages, Spanish, Spanish Heritage Language Program, Yamada Language Center
Phone: 541-346-4019
Office: 116 Friendly
Office Hours: 9-3 M-F

Lisa Wolverton

Professor
Clark Honors College, History, Medieval Studies, Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Phone: 541-346-6158
Office: 325 McKenzie Hall
Office Hours: MTuWTh 9:50-10:20 in Chapman 105; M 3-5 pm in Chapman 128