Our department prides itself on catalyzing meaningful and unforeseen connections. Our exceptional teaching, mentoring, and scholarship are enhanced through collaboration with a unique constellation of multidisciplinary researchers in allied units such as Central European and Eurasian Studies, the Theory Center, and the Polish Studies Center. In combination with Indiana’s huge variety of area languages, these resources make Bloomington an ideal place for intellectually expansive and regionally comparative work. Farther afield, we maintain exchanges with institutions across Eastern Europe.
The cultural life of Indiana University, one of the so-called “Public Ivies,” is supported by a first-rate library, a top-tier cinema, the renowned Jacobs School of Music, and a vibrant array of reading groups, symposia, and visiting lectures, all on a gorgeous Chicago Gothic campus, built of local limestone and resembling a fever dream of John Ruskin. When the pleasures of the mind run cold, the glowing coals of the dynamic and walkable college town of Bloomington, an edgy oasis among the hills and hollows of Southern Indiana, afford inspirations of another order to restless minds and searching hearts.