UNC CSEEES faculty are distinguished in research, teaching, service and professional activities. Students have the opportunity to engage with more than 40 affiliate faculty across departments, including Anthropology, Geography, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, History, Music, and Political Science. Additionally, students have access to faculty and course offerings at our partner institution, Duke University. Following is a list of affiliated faculty by department/school.


DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Rivkin-Fish, Michele • Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Field: Reproductive politics; practices with transformations of state and citizenship; women’s health in post-Soviet Russia

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Sorensen, Mark • Associate Professor

Field: Biological anthropology; health and culture change; adaptability; energetics; nutrition; Russia; Siberia

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Tomášková, Silvia • Professor

Field: Gender and science; archaeology and nationalism; science and politics; shamanism; Eastern and Central Europe; Siberia

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Conway, Patrick • Professor and Chair

Field: Problems of developing and transition economies; impact of IMF adjustment programs on developing economies

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Peter, Klara • Associate Professor

Field: Demography; inter-generational longitudinal analysis; comparative economics; labor economics; Russian economy

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Rosefielde, Steven • Professor

Field: Comparative economic systems; economy and global security; Russia’s military-economic revitalization

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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

Gökariksel, Banu • Associate Professor 

Field: Modernity, economic and cultural formations in Muslim cities and societies; gender, feminism, fashions; Istanbul

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Olson, Elizabeth • Associate Professor

Field: Development; child and youth geographies; care and caregiving (ethics, economics and politics)

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Pickles, John • Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Professor

Field: Globalization; economic geography; regional development; post-socialism; social and cultural theory; counter-cartographies

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DEPARTMENT OF GERMANIC AND SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Von Bernuth, Ruth • Associate Professor

Field: Yiddish; old Yiddish literature; folly literature; literature and culture of the late medieval-early modern period; disability studies

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Chernysheva, Natalia • Teaching Assistant Professor

Field: Russian language; 19th-century Russian Literature; sensory studies; haptic studies; Czech Literature

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Lapushin, Radislav • Associate Professor

Field: Chekhov; Russian literature; Soviet poetry; Russian Drama from Classicism to Modernism; Dostoevsky

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Magomedova, Eleonora • Teaching Associate Professor

Field: Russian language; pedagogy; Russian literature of the early 20th century; Russian stylistics

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Pichova, Hana • Professor

Field: Twentieth century Czech and Russian prose; Kundera; Central European Studies

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Shvabrin, Stanislav • Assistant Professor

Field: Comparative literary studies; literature and culture of Russian diasporas; Soviet “Internal Emigration”; translation studies

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Tolpygo, Kirill • Teaching Assistant Professor

Field: Russian language; Slavic, East/Central European and Eurasian bibliography; Slavic languages

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Pike, David • Professor

Field: German Democratic Republic (GDR); ideological and political history of German communism and Soviet influence

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CURRICULUM IN GLOBAL STUDIES

Johnson, Erica • Teaching Associate Professor

Field: Comparative politics; political economy; civil society and NGOs; health care systems; Central Asian politics and history

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Weiler, Jonathan • Teaching Associate Professor
Field: Comparative politics; human rights; Russian and Eastern European studies; American political behavior

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DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

Auerbach, Karen • Associate Professor

Field: Modern Jewish history; East European Jewish history; Holocaust; Jewish integration; urban life

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Aydin, Cemil • Professor

Field: Intellectual and international history of Muslim societies; transnational racial and civilizational identities; the Ottoman Empire

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Bryant, Chad • Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Field: Social and cultural history of Central and Eastern Europe 18th century to present; nationalism; urban experience

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Jarausch, Konrad • Lurcy Professor of European Civilization

Field: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe; historiography under the Communist GDR; cultural democratization

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Larres, Klaus • Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor

Field: Post-Cold War Geopolitics; U.S. Foreign Policy, European Integration; US-EU relations

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Lee, Wayne • Dowd Distinguished Professor 

Field: Early Modern Military History; military history; survey archaeology and Ethno-history, esp. in the Balkans

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McReynolds, Louise • Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor

Field: Imperial Russia; popular culture and cultural studies; film history and theory; archaeology

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Morgan, Michael • Associate Professor

Field: Modern international history and the history of human rights; Cold War history; diplomatic history; Helsinki Final Act

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Raleigh, Donald J. • Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor

Field: 20th-century Russian political, social, and cultural history; modern Eastern Europe; Russian Revolution and Civil War

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Tasar, Eren • Associate Professor

Field: Central Asia; institutions; Islam; religion and politics; social history; the Soviet Union

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DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS

Pertsova, Katya • Associate Professor

Field: Morphology; computational models of language acquisition; linguistic categorization; Russian syntax

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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Bohlman, Andrea • Assistant Professor

Field: Music and sound in Eastern Europe; Music and politics; Political action and music in late 20th-century Poland

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Fauser, Annegret • Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor

Field: Women’s music; gender studies; nationalism; cultural transfer; music, war, and diplomacy; nationhood in WWII

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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Crescenzi, Mark • Professor

Field: International relations and conflict; conflict intervention; reputation in world politics; global systems and war

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Gent, Stephen • Associate Professor

Field: International and civil conflict; military intervention; conflict management; game theory

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Hooghe, Liesbet • W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor

Field: Comparative politics; European Union; political parties and elites; public opinion; multilevel governance

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Jenkins, Robert M. • Teaching Associate Professor

Field: Post-communist states and society; ethnic conflict; international intervention; education in Central Europe

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Marks, Gary • Burton Craige Distinguished Professor

Field: Comparative politics; European Union; IGO; political parties public opinion; measurement

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Mckeown, Timothy • Professor

Field: International relations; international economic policy; U.S. foreign policy; Russia

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Robertson, Graeme • Professor; CSEEES Director

Field: Political economy of transitions from authoritarianism; labor and social movements; Russian and post-Soviet politics

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Vachudova, Milada • Associate Professor

Field: Democratization of post-communist Europe; enlargement of the EU; impact of international actors on domestic politics

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DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Pleše, Zlatko • Professor

Field: Early Christianity; gnosticism and Hermetism; ancient rhetoric and hermeneutics; Plutarch and middle Platonism

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SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

Szypszak, Charles • Albert Coates Distinguished Professor

Field: Law for public administration; real property law; rule of law; teaching law and public administration in Poland

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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

Sullivan, Patricia • Associate Professor

Field: Foreign policy; military intervention; armed conflict; civil war; national security policy; use of military force and aid

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