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REEI Faculty

In Alphabetical Order

Michael Alexeev
Professor, Department of Economics
Research: Informal Economic Activities and Reforms in the Former USSR

Marina Antic
Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Former Yugoslav Literature and Culture

Andrew Asher
Assessment Librarian; Editor-in-chief of Anthropology of Eastern Europe Review
Research: Information Practices and Processes

Sofiya Asher
Lecturer, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Specialization: Ukrainian Language Teaching, Russian Language Teaching, Polish Language Teaching

David Audretsch
Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Director of Institute for Development Strategies; Ameritech Chair of Economic Development
Research: Links between Entrepreneurship, Government Policy, Innovation, Economic Development and Global Competitiveness

Sarah Bassett
Director of Graduate Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies; Associate Professor, Department of History of Art
Research: Late Antique, Early Medieval and Byzantine Aesthetics; Late Antique Portraiture Early Christian Icons

Andrew Bell
Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies Research: International Security, International Law, Role of Law and Norms in Shaping Political and Conflict Behavior

William Bianco
Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: Evolution of Cooperation between NASA and Roskosmos in Joint Pperations of the International Space Station

Jack Bielasiak
Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: East European and Post-Soviet Politics and Party Systems

Laszlo Borhi
Associate Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Peter A. Kadas Chair
Research: History of International Relations, East-Central Europe

Gardner Bovingdon
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies; Director of Graduate Studies, Central Eurasian Studies; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science; Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Research: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict

Maria Bucur
Professor, Department of History; Department of Gender Studies; John W. Hill Chair of European History
Research: Gender/Citizenship under Communism/Post-Communism, Gender/Modernism in Europe

Daniel Caner
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Research: Late Antique Social and Cultural History, Southeast Europe, Religious Communities of the Mediterranean Near East

Damir Cavar
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics; Co-Director of the LINGUIST LIST GORILLA (Global Open Resources and Information for Language and Linguistic Analysis)
Research: Speech Recognition and Related Technologies for Low-Resourced Languages

Malgorzata Cavar
Professor, Department of Linguistics; Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Co-director of the LINGUIST LIST
Research: Phonological Theory, The Role of Perception in Phonology

Wookjin Cheun
Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies
Specialization: Central Europe, Russia

Judah Cohen
Professor, Department of Ethnomusicology; Lou & Sybil Mervis Professor of Jewish Culture, Borns Jewish Studies Program
Research: Music in Jewish Life, Diaspora, Medical Ethnomusicology, Central Europe

Daniel Cole
Professor, Maurer School of Law; Public and Environmental Affairs; Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: Polish Law, International Environmental Law, Central Europe, Poland

Aurelian Craiutu
Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: Modern and Contemporary Political Theory, Transitions to Democracy, Civic Culture and Civil Society, Romania

Craig Cravens
Senior Lecturer, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Czech Underground Culture, Modern Czech Literature, Czech-Russian Literary Relations

Devin DeWeese
Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Adjunct Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; Department of Religious Studies
Research: Critical Perspectives on Sovietological Studies of Islam in Central Asia, Islamization in Central Asia

Markus Dickinson
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Research: Detection and Correction of Annotation Errors in Linguistic Corpora

Vesna Dimitrieska
Research Scholar; Director of Global Education Initiatives at Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration
Research: Teacher Talk and Instructional Practices of Teachers of Less Commonly Taught Languages Modeling and Reflective Practices of Language Teacher Educators

Denvil Dunacn
Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Research: Income Quality in Russia and Eastern Europe

Elizabeth Dunn
Professor, Department of Geography; Department of International Studies
Reserach: Economic Transformation and Regulation in Poland, Humanitarian Aid, Ethnic Conflict, State Formation, Refugee Studies

Ben Eklof
Professor, Department of History; Adjunct Professor, School of Education
Research: Education in Russia in the Late Imperial Period; History of Provincial Russian Intelligentsia in the Late Imperial Period of Russia

Jacob Emery
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature; Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Russian, Balkan, and Scandinavian Fiction, Science Fiction, Metafiction, Translation

Michelle Facos
Professor, Department of Art History; Adjunct Professor, Jewish Studies; Russian and East European Studies; Scandinavian Studies; International Studies
Research: The Contribution of Jews to Swedish National Identity in the Years around 1900; Artistic Innovation at the Danish Art Academy in the Late 18th century

Lee Feinstein
Professor; Dean of the School of Global and International Studies
Research: Foreign Policy, International Security, Global Governance, Poland

George Fowler
Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures; Director and Publisher at Slavica Publishers; Associate Editor, Journal of Slavic Linguistics
Research: Public Humanities, Comparative Semiotics of Russian and American Advertising, Russian Morphology and Syntax

Steven Franks
Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Linguistics; Adjunct Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences; Faculty Member, Cognitive Science Program
Research: Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax, Secondary Predication in Russian and Polish

Debra Friedman
Assistant Professor, Department of Second Language Studies
Research: Language Socialization in Multilingual Communities; Social, Political, and Ideological Aspects of Second Language Education

Emma Gilligan
Associate Professor, Department of International Studies
War Crimes in Chechnya, International Human Rights Movements, Contemporary Russian Studies

Halina Goldberg
Professor, Jacobs School of Music
Research: Cultural Studies, Music and Politics, Performance Practice Reception, 19th and 20th century Poland and Eastern Europe

Kathryn Graber
Assistant Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Department of Anthropology
Research: Mass Media, Materiality and Material Agency, Multilingualism Language Ecology, Anthropology of Performance, Historical Anthropology

Akram Habibulla
Librarian for Near Eastern, Islamic, and Central Eurasian Studies
Specialization: Islamic Studies, Library and Information Science

Franklin Hess
Coordinator, Modern Greek Program; Senior Lecturer, Institute for European Studies
Research: The Notion of Civilization in Modern Greek Culture, Greek Television & Film, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Greece

Jeffrey Holdeman
Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Teaching of Russian Language Teaching of Czech Language Phonetics and Sociolinguistics, Language Maintenance and Shift, Russian Old Believers in the United States and Central Europe

Ke-Chin Hsia
Lecturer, Department of History
Research: Modern East Central Europe, The First World War, Welfare States

Aida Huseynova
Lecturer, Jacobs School of Music
Research: East-West Synthesis in Azerbaijani Music, East-West Encounters in Music, Music of Central Asia, Music of the Silk Road Eurasia Russia

Jeffrey Isaac
Rudy Professor, Department of Political Science; Director of Indiana Democracy Consortium; Editor-in-Chief of Perspectives on Politics
Research: Liberalism and Violence, Civil Society, Liberalism in Post-Communist World

Bill Johnson
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
Research: Translation of Polish Literature, Central Europe, Poland

Frederika Kaestle
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Research: Prehistoric and Historic Population Movement in the Russian Far East and Central Eurasia, Peopling of the Americas

Michael Kaganovich
Professor, Department of Economics
Research: Economic Growth: Theory and Application, Economics of Human Capital, Eurasia Russia

Olga Kalentzidou
Director of Academic Initiatives and Experiential Learning at School of Global and International Studies; Lecturer, Department of International Studies
Research: Immigration and Ethnicity, Food Memory, Material Culture Balkan Prehistory

Marianne Kamp
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History
Research: Central Asian States and Societies under Soviet Rule and Since Independence, Women, Gender and Social Change, History of the Family Agriculture, Cotton, Collectivization and Its Undoing

György Kara
Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Research: Mongolian Languages and Cultures, Inner Asian & Altaic, Philology, Kitan and Jurchin Scripts

Padraic Kenney
Professor, Department of History; Department of International Studies; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: Political Prisoners in the Modern World, Communists in 20th Century

Dov-Ber Kerler
Professor, Department of Yiddish Studies; Department of Germanic Studies; Department of Jewish Studies
Research: Yiddish-Slavic Language, Folklore, Oral history

Piibi-Kai Kivik
Lecturer, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Language Coordinator, Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Research: Usage-Based and Interactional Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

Robert Kravchuk
Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Director of MPA Program
Research: Theories of the Soviet Collapse, Russian Adventurism in Ukraine

Hiroaki Kuromiya
Professor, Department of History
Research: 20th Century Ukrainian History, Stalinism, Modern Russian History

Edward Lazzerini
Academic Specialist, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Director of Denis Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies; Director of Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Research: Ismail Bey Gasprinskii and Turkic Modernism, Eurasia, Russia

Joshua Malitsky
Associate Professor, The Media School
Research: Soviet and Yugoslavian Non-Fiction Film, Eurasia, Russia, Southeast Europe

Terrence Mason
Professor, Dean of School of Education
Research: Civic Education in Eastern European Countries, Baltics, Southeast Europe

Svitlana Melnyk
Lecturer, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Sociolinguistics, Ukrainian-Russian Bilingualism, Linguistic Minorities, Eurasia, Ukraine

Vicky Meretsky
Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Director of Environmental Masters Program
Research: Conservation of Natural Resources in Central Asia, Conservation of Biodiversity in Managed Landscapes, Resolving Conflicts between Endangered Species Management and Ecosystem Management

Patrick Michelson
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History
Research: Russian Orthodox Thought, Modern Christian Thought, European Intellectual History

Elaine Monaghan
Professor of Practice, The Media School
Specialization: Media in Russia, Representation of Religion in the Media, Overseas Reporting

Frank Nierzwicki
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Research: Poland, Southeast Europe

Joanna Niżyńska
Associate Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Comparative Approaches to Polish Studies Poland, Trauma and Post-Memory in Post-Communist Countries, Writing History of “Minor Literatures"

Martha Nyikos
Professor, Language Education Department in School of Education
Research: Heritage Language Maintenance and Loss, Foreign Language Teacher Education and Pedagogy, Models of Professional Development for Language Teachers, Language Learning Strategies and Styles

Justin Otten
Adjunct Faculty, Russian and East European Institute; Director of Global Health Affairs, School of Public Health
Research: Southeast Europe, Republic of North Macedonia, Globalization Post-Communist Political & Economic Systems and Culture, Financialization

Sarah Drue Phillips
Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director of Russian and East European Institute
Research: Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), HIV and Addiction, Medical Anthropology, Disability Studies

Maureen Pirog
Rudy Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs; Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Research: Evaluation of Government Programs, The Methodology of Evaluation of Social Welfare Policies, The Evaluation of Social Welfare Policies

Daniel Preston
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Deputy Director for Global Initiatives
Research: Access to and Utilization of International Financial Markets by Government and Private Actors in Middle and Low Income Countries Economic Development Strategies, Country Competitiveness, Transition from State Led to Market Oriented Economies

Theresa Marguerite Quill
Social Sciences Librarian
Specialization: Maps and GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Tovio Raun
Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Adjunct Professor, Department of History
Research: Ethnic Relations and Cultural Survival in the Baltics, Rise and Impact of Literacy in the Baltic Region, The Estonian Lands in World War I

Mark Roseman
Professor, Department of History; Pat M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies; Adjunct Professor, Department of German
Research: History of the Holocaust, Central Europe

Alvin Rosenfeld
Professor, Department of English; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Director of the Institute for Jewish Culture and the Arts; Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies; Director of Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism
Research: History and Literature of the Holocaust, Central Europe

Anya Peterson Royce Chancellor’s Professor, Anthropology; Comparative Literature; Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Research: Dance, Performing Arts, Ethnic Identity and Values, Contemporary Social and Cultural Theory, Creativity and Aesthetics

Tatian Saburova
Lecturer, Department of History
Research: 19th Century Russian Intellectual History, History of Siberia, Russia, History of Photography, Russian Populism

Ron Sela
Associate Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies; International Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History
Research: History and Historiography of Islamic Central Asia, 16th-19th centuries, Russia, Central Asia’s Role in the History of the Muslim World Eurasia

Scott Shackelford
Associate Professor, Kelley School of Business; Cybersecurity Program Chair; Director of Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
Research: Cybersecurity, Managing Risk in International Business, Ethics of International Business

M. Nazif Shahrani
Professor, Department of Anthropology; Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Researcg: Cultural Ecology of Nomadic Pastoralism, State and Society, Islamic Movements Identity Politics, Social Change and Modernization, Muslim Family and Gender Dynamics in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia

Maria Shardakova
Associate Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Director of Russian Language Program
Research: Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Pragmatics, Second Language and Cross-Cultural Humor Humor and Politeness, Bilingualism and Identity, Second Language Teaching Methodology and Assessment

Miriam Shrager
Lecturer, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Russian Pedagogy, Slavic and General Linguistics, Phonetics Phonology, Dialectal Fieldwork, Folklore

Lukasz Sicinski
Lecturer, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: 20th Century Polish Literature and Culture, Intersections of Literature and Philosophy, Epistemology of Rubbish, Philosophy of Language, Postwar Polish Cinema, Contemporary Czech Cinema

Regina Smyth
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: Party Formation in New Democracies, Role of Parties in Legislative Decision-Making Nature of Patronage Linkages in Post-Communist Society, Efficacy of Protest as a Mechanism of Political Change in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes

Dina Spechler
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: Gorbachev's Policy in Eastern Europe, Domestic Sources of Russian Foreign Policy, Major Power Competition in the Middle East and Russia's "Near Abroad," Major Innovation in Foreign Policy

Sara Stefani
Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Russian Literature and Culture, Cultural Connections between Russia and England Russian Avant-Garde, Russian Visual Arts, Russian Modernism and Postmodernism

Jayne-Leigh Thomas
Research Associate, Anthropology; Director of Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
Research: Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, Repatriation Ethics Late Bronze Age Slovenia, Cremation Studies, Chalcolithic Turkey

Valeria Varga
Lecturer, Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Research: Teaching Hungarian as a Foreign Language Teaching English Language & Methodology English-Hungarian Bilingual Education

Russell Valentino
Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Associate Dean for International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
Research: Literary Translation and Translation Studies, World Literature 19th -20th Century Russian literature, Mediterranean Studies, Virtue Theory Republicanism

Natasa Vienovic
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Research: Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language, Southeast Europe

Christine Von Der Haar
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Research: Social Psychology, Media and Society, Public Opinion, Russia

Timothy Waters
Professor, Maurer School of Law
Research: Self-Determination and Secession, International Criminal Law, Constitutional Design

William Kindred Winecoff
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Research: Politics of the Global Economy and International Financial Systems

Mirjam Zadoff
Associate Professor, Borns Jewish Studies Program; Department of History; Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies
Research: Modern Cultural History, Global History of the Jews, Body Politics Migration Studies

Roman Zlotin
Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography
Research: Impact of Environmental Degradation on Biodiversity and Public Health, Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration, Effects of Global Climate and Land Use Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Population Geography