Genesee Johnson, who has been helping us with a number of financial and administrative tasks since May, will be stepping full-time into the role of Department Administrator. Genesee has been at Harvard for over twenty years, and has worked at the School of Public Health, as well as at the Administrative Systems Assistance Program of the FAS. She earned her undergraduate degree in Finance and Management from Northeastern University, and has a Master's degree from Harvard University in Business Management.
Most recently, in 2016, she joined us in Arts and Humanities (and at...
Maya Garcia, a sixth-year graduate student in the Slavic Department, has won an ASEEES dissertation research grant in LGBTQ studies for her work on “Ivan the Terrible’s Queer Legacy in the Arts.” Another superb recognition for her excellent dissertation project, following on a Fulbright Fellowship in 2019-20. Warmest congratulations!
We support the statements of professional organizations of which our faculty are members, as well as that of the American Historical Association, which offers a valuable account of the historical basis for the crisis we all face.
The Slavic Department is very pleased to announce that Nariman Skakov will join us as Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, effective July 1, 2020.
Professor Skakov’s scholarship and teaching will enrich the Department’s work in Russian literature, especially in modernism and postmodernism, film studies, literary and visual studies, literature and science, and cultural theories. He comes to us from Stanford University, and he holds degrees from Oxford University and the Kazakh State Academy of Architecture and Construction.
The Slavic Department congratulates our fabulous Department Administrator, Lenia Constantinou, who is awarded a Dean’s Distinction Award, given each spring to the highest-achieving staff members in the FAS. The Department has known for a while what a remarkable person Lenia is, and how hard she...
The Slavic Department congratulates Abigail Weil, who earned her PhD from our Department in May, 2019, on her new job. She has accepted a position as assistant editor at Oxford University Press in New York City.
Congratulations to Olga Tokarczuk on winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, announced October 10, 2019! Olga Tokarczuk is a Polish writer and public intellectual, the author of several novels. Among them, four are available in English: Primeval and Other Times; House of Day, House of Night; Flights; and Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. The translations, by Antonia Lloyd-Jones and Jennifer Croft, are excellent (but the Polish is even better!).
The Swedish Academy praised Tokarczuk for “a narrative imagination that with...