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MA & Ph.D. applications open!

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024 admission to our MA and Ph.D. programs in Polish, Russian, and Central and Eastern European Studies

Graduate Program Alumni

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  • Anton Svynarenko

    Ph.D., 2021

    “Queer Childhood in Russian Modernism”

    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, University of South Alabama

  • Andrzej Brylak

    Ph.D., 2020

    “Leo Lipski: Disabling Modernity”

    Current Position: Post-Doc in Polish Studies, University of Southern California

  • Tetyana Dzyadevych

    Ph.D., 2019

    “Political Subjectivities in Russia and Ukraine through the Lens of Post-Soviet Literature”

    Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Language and Literature, The New College of Florida

  • Agnieszka Jezyk

    Ph.D., 2019

    “Insatiable Appetite: Excessive Matter in Bruno Jasienski’s Poems”

    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Polish Language, Literature and Culture, University of Toronto

  • Lucas Plazek

    MA, 2018

    Current Position: PhD program in Slavic Languages and Literatures at University of California, Berkeley

  • Volha Seliazniova

    MA, 2015

    Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, 2021

    Current Position: Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar in Slavic, Florida State University

  • Serhii Tereshchenko

    MA, 2015

    Current Position: PhD program in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University

  • Michael Slager

    Ph.D., 2015

    “Russia’s Orient: Imperial Fictions and the Politics of Identity.”

    Current Position: Lecturer in the Department of English, Loyola University and Lecturer at UIC’s Honors College

  • Yelena Zotova

    Ph.D., 2014

    “Envy as an Object of Artistic Representation in Russian Modernist Prose.”

    Current Position: Associate Teaching Professor of Russian, Penn State University

    Book: Wingless Desire in Modernist Russia: Envy and Authorship in the 1920s (Lexington, 2020).
    Shortlisted for the 2021 AATSEEL Best Book in Literary Studies