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Genesee Johnson joins Slavic Department as new Department Administrator

July 21, 2020

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...

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Maya Garcia wins ASEEES dissertation research grant

June 25, 2020

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!

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Nariman Skakov, Associate Professor, joins Slavic Department

May 11, 2020

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.

He is the author of...

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Polish Writer Olga Tokarczuk Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

October 17, 2019

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...

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