Areas of Study


Michael H. Crawford
Lippincott Hall, Room 5

Curriculum Vitae

Demography, Molecular genetics, Primate genetics, Genetics of twins

Arienne M. Dwyer
Professor, Co-Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Fraser Hall, Room 638

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Typology, Media archives, Language documentation, Digital humanities

Associate Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 616

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Material culture and belief systems

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Associate Professor
Marvin Hall, Room 405C

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Baltic, Eastern European and Russian architecture and culture

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Professor, Ned N. Fleming Distinguished Teaching Professor
Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4187

International Business, Organizational Change, and World Class Operations

Professor, Associate Dean
Summerfield Hall, Room 203-C

Decision sciences, Economics, Finance, Energy markets, Environmental policies, Political economy

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Center for Global & International Studies

Wescoe Hall, Room 2096

Persian language and literature; Indo-Persian culture; History and politics of Islam in the Middle East and South Asia

F. Michael Wuthrich
Academic Director, Global & International Studies Academic Programs, Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Global and International Studies
(785) 864-0508
Bailey Hall, Rm. 214

Cirriculum Vitae [PDF]

Interaction of religion, nationalism and politics

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Assistant Professor
Snow Hall, Room 355
Dietrich Earnhart
Snow Hall, Room 435

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Environmental economics, Law and economics, Comparative economics

Mohamed El-Hodiri
Snow Hall, Room 359

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Structural economic dynamics, Study of economies, Neuro foundations of decisions

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Senior Research Assistant, Center for Economic Education, Lecturer, School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Teaching
(785) 864-9715
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Economic education

Barbara Phipps
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 309

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Children's learning of economic concepts, Economic education in transitional economies

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Associate Professor, Director, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Lindley Hall, Room 413A

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

International relations, Geographic and social theory

Leslie Dienes
Professor Emeritus, Geography
(785) 864-5537
Lindley Hall, Rm. 205

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Former USSR & East-Central Europe. Resources and regional socio-economic development

Shannon O'Lear
Professor, Director, Center for Global and International Studies
Lindley Hall, Room 213

Curriculum Vitae [DOC]

Social, political, and economic dynamics in resource-related conflict

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John T. Alexander
Professor Emeritus, History

Russian Empire, Soviet Union, 18th-century Russian social history, Medieval Russia

Professor Emerita, History

History of Iran; Petroleum and oil history; Military history

Adjunct Professor, History

The Russian defense industry; Eurasian geopolitical escalation

Professor, Chair, History Department
Wescoe Hall, Room 3638

Pre-modern Russia and Eastern Europe; Gender and sexuality; Popular culture; Orthodox Christianity; Medicine in Russia and the Balkans

Adjunct Professor, History

Russian and Soviet Military History

Professor Emeritus, History
(785) 864-9468
Wescoe Hall

U.S.-Soviet relations; Russia and the mediterranean

Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3621

Modern Russia, Eurasia, and the Soviet Union; Caucasus; Migration and diaspora; Comparative empires; Trade and organized crime.

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

American foreign relations; World War II Allied coalition

Nathaniel D. Wood
Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 3641

19th and 20th century Eastern Europe; Poland; Modern Europe; Urban and cultural history; Speed and transportation technologies

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Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 112

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 200

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Market-based journalism; International marketing

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Green Hall, Room 411

Clinical legal education; International human rights; Criminal procedure

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Jon Giullian
Associate Librarian; Head, International & Area Studies (IAS) department; Librarian for Slavic and Eurasian Studies (Tenured 2011)
Watson Library, Room 519

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltics, Caucuas, Czech Republic, and Slovakia research collections

Special Collections Librarian, Processing, Spencer Research Library
(785) 864-2036
Spencer Research Library

Processing; Special collections

Slavic & Near East Studies Librarian, KU Libraries, Cataloguer and South Slavic Bibliographer, Gretchen and Gene A. Budig Distinguished Librarian
(785) 864-3957
Watson Library, Rm. 519

Former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Central Asia

Head, Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement, KU Libraries, Co-director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
(785) 864-8883
Watson Library, Rm. 450

Curriculum Vitae

Czech Republic and East-Central Europe


Library Assistant, KU Libraries
(785) 864-3476
Watson Library, Rm. 519

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Russia, Poland, former Yugoslavia, Czech Republic

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Associate Professor, Chair, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2134

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Comparative Slavic verbal aspect, Slavic semantics and syntax

Professor, Director, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2079

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Historical linguistics; Dialectology; Indo-European linguistics; Sociolinguistics

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Rebecca Blocksome
Editor/writer, Arts Research Collaboration Initiative, Spencer Museum of Art
(785) 864-1171
Spencer Museum of Art

Visual and material culture in the formation of national and cultural identity

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Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
(785) 864-2328
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 3090

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Political and social philosophy; Applied ethics

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David Z. Besson
Malott Hall, Room 5069

Astrophysics, Study of cosmic rays

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Political Science

Ronald A Francisco

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Comparative politics; Protest and repression

Mariya Omelicheva
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Security policy; State security and human rights; Human rights law

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Totalitarian politics, Politics of East Central Europe, Ideocratic political systems

Robert Rohrschneider
Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Blake Hall, Room 525

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Comparative politics, German politics

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Religious Studies

Smith Hall, Room 203

Greek Patristics; Augustine; Eastern Orthodox Christianity; Ancient philosophy; Phenomenology and Religion; Religion and Literature; Poetry​

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Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Lecturer, Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Eurasian security issues

Professor Emeritus
Wescoe Hall, Room 4032

Pushkin; Russian poetry; Contemporary Russian literature

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Slavic Languages & Literatures

Professor Emerita
Wescoe Hall, Room 2139

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Slavic folklore; Russian Silver Age literature and thought

Vitaly Chernetsky
Associate Professor, Director, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 2140

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Russian literature and culture; Postmodernism; Diasporic cultures

Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2138

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

19th-century Russian literature; Balkan realism

Director, EGARC
(785) 864-4782
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 4072

Russian culture; Slavic folklore; Instructional technology

Associate Professor, Associate Director, Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 2127

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Yiddish and Slavic morphosyntax and pragmatics; Jewish folklore

Multi-Term Lecturer
Wescoe Hall, Room 2130

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Slovene; Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages

Esra Predolac
Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literature, LCTL Coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
(785) 864-2358
Wescoe Hall, Rm. 2123

Syntax and its interfaces, Clausal complements, Nominalization, Embedded root phenomena, Parataxis, Extraposition

Lecturer, Academic Program Advisor, Russian Program Coordinator
Wescoe Hall, Room 2128

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Russian language pedagogy; business Russian

Associate Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2141

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Polish and Czech language; Memory studies; Slavic literary Baroque

Assistant Professor
Wescoe Hall, Room 2139
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Victor Agadjanian
Foundation Distinguished Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 722

Demographic aspects of social change in sub-Saharan Africa, the former Soviet Union and Latin America

Eric A. Hanley
Associate Professor
Fraser Hall, Room 712

Political and Economic Sociology; Sociology of Organizations; Social Stratification; Globalization and Post-Communist Societies

Mehrangiz Najafizadeh
Associate Professor
Fraser Hall

Gender issues; Social inequality; Globalization; Education and social change

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Theatre & Film

Associate Professor, Artistic Director of the University Theatre
Murphy Hall, Room 317

Classical and Contemporary Greek Theatre; Czech scenography

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