Indiana University Bloomington

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University was first organized in 1947 as the Department of Slavic Studies under the leadership of Michael Ginsburg, the university's first professor of Russian. Indiana University is the only university in the state of Indiana to offer the doctoral degree, as well as offering bachelor's and master's degrees, in Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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Recent News

  • The Slavic Department would like to congratulate Magdalena Mullek on the defense of her dissertation titled "Pavol Rankov's Stalo sa prveho septembra (alebo inokedy): Translation and Commentary."
  • The IU Slavic Department has been selected to host a new Russian Flagship program. Sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Russian Flagship is designed to help students reach advanced proficiency in Russian and join the ranks of global professionals who will ensure U.S. national security and global competitiveness. The Russian Flagship will start admitting students this fall 2018. You can join the Program at any level or year of study. If you have questions, contact Dr. Maria Shardakova, Director of the IU Russian Flagship Program, at We are looking forward to having you among our students!
  • We would like to congratulate Brian Oches on the defense of his dissertation, "The Death of Ilya Il'ich: Prolonged Suicide in Goncharov's Oblomov."
  • The Department of Slavic welcomes Elizabeth Geballe as Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • The Svetlana Boym Reader, co-edited by professor Jacob Emery, has been published by Bloomsbury Press.

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