Department chair: John Gruber-Miller | Contact info


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    Lynne Ikach

    Professor of Russian

    Teaches courses in Russian language, literature, and culture, and advises the Russian and Russian studies majors. Her research focuses on autobiographical genres and how they function as both literature and history; she is currently working on a project on the diaries and homes of Lev and Sophia Tolstoy. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A., Grand Valley State Colleges

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    Robert Givens

    Professor of History

    Teaches courses in Russian and Soviet history including Revolutionary and Soviet Russia, and the off-campus course Russia Today. Givens earned a Fulbright award for 2008-09 and spent September-January teaching at the School of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, where he also taught as a Fulbright Scholar in 1999-2000. He also used this time to research changing interpretations of the Stalinist period. Givens serves as faculty advisor to Cornell's international relations program. Ph.D., M.A., and B.A., University of California, Berkeley

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