Executive Committee

The CREES Executive Committee represents center-affiliated faculty from across the university and works with the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director in overseeing the center’s degree programs, applying for external grants, and advising on the center’s polices and governance.

CREES Director and Chair

Erik Scott
  • Director, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
  • John P. Black Professor of History
  • Editor, The Russian Review
  • Modern Russia, Eurasia, and the Soviet Union; Global and International History; Migration and Diaspora; Mass Culture; the Cold War and its Legacies

CREES Associate Director

Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures

Marike Janzen
  • Associate Professor
  • 20th and 21st century German Literature | Literature of Human Rights | Literary Publics | Literature of the International Left
  • she/ her/ hers


Political Science


Professional Schools

At Large

Student Representatives