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

  • Congratulations to Jeff Holdeman, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, on receiving a 2021 IU FACET Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award! Read more about this prestigious and well-deserved honor here.
  • Russell Valentino’s translation of Miljenko Jergović’s family saga was published by Archipelago Books in June and has already received glowing reviews in the LA Review of Books, the New Republic, and the Modern Novel, as well as starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. You can learn more about it here.
  • The following awards were scheduled to be announced at the Slavic department Spring Tea on April 21, 2020, but that public event had to be canceled. The department is proud to congratulate the following three recipients of major annual awards to faculty and graduate students: Jerzy Kolodziej award (for excellence in teaching by a graduate student): Ani Abrahamyan. ( Neatrour-Edgerton award (provides a one-semester fellowship for uninterrupted research by an advanced graduate student): Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed (for the Spring, 2021 semester) Mentor of the Year award (to a faculty member, selected by the graduate students): Miriam Shrager. The students’ commendation is here.

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