Congratulations to Emily Van Buskirk, an alumna of our PhD program and Associate Professor of Russian and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, on winning a 2017 Rutgers SAS Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award. Her students also featured her in a video of Awesome Humans — awesome, indeed!
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures congratulates the winners of this year's prizes awarded by the Setchkarev Memorial Prize Committee for graduate student essay, best doctoral dissertation, and the Sloane Memorial prizes for most promising scholar in the 2016-17 academic year:
Congratulations to our students and teachers! We received 20 total awards (up from 16 last year) including 1 Silver Medal, 6 Bronze Medals, and 13 Honorable Mentions.
With 7 medalists and 20 total awards, Harvard continues its rivalry with Columbia University (8 medalists, 21 total awards — we’ve been neck and neck and switching places the past few years) for the highest number of medalists of all participating universities and highest number of
The exhibition "Charta Story" has just opened at the National Gallery in Prague. It focuses on the important dissident organization from 1970s-1980s, called Charter 77. Slavic Department Czech preceptor, Veronika Tuckerova, wrote texts in the exhibition halls and catalogue for this project. The exhibition will run until January 2019.
Daniel Green, a PhD candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures, recently co-authored an article entitled “Ceremonial ‘Russian dress’ as a phenomenon of court culture” with Svetlana Amelekhina, Head of the Textiles Department of the Moscow Kremlin Museums. It appeared in a special issue of Clothing Cultures dedicated to clothing in imperial Russia.
Slavic Department Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Daria Khitrova, has recently had her book review of “Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet From the Rule of the Tsars to Today” published in the New York Times. Click below to read: