Faculty

List of University of Toronto faculty and fellows associated with Slavic and East European studies.

Contents
 

ESTONIAN STUDIES

Juri Kivimäe, Chair of Estonian Studies
Sidney Smith Hall, Rm. 2056
University of Toronto
100 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3
Tel. 416-978-8471
e-mail: jkivimae@chass.utoronto.ca
Research interests: Baltic region, late medieval and modern periods
 

FINNISH STUDIES

Anu Muhonen
Alumni Hall, Rm. 420B
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300 x3372
e-mail: anu.muhonen@utoronto.ca
Research interests: Multilingualism, language and identity, translanguaging, discourse, literacy, multilingual pedagogy, youth media, linguistic landscaping.

 

HISTORY

Robert Clegg Austin, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Room 128N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 416-946-8942
e-mail: robert.austin@utoronto.ca
Research interests: Twentieth-century Albanian nationalism, interwar Albania, and media and transition in Albania and Kosovo
 
Research interests: Romantic nationalism in Eastern Europe; urban history, urban planning; history of intellectuals and education, especially in Russia, Ukraine, and Poland in the 19th century
 
Room 324N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Research interests: Labour and labour unrest, peasant family life, and other social and economic issues in Russian and the Soviet Union
 
Room MU 319N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 416-946-8995
Research interests: 20th-century Russian cultural history, comparative literature, film studies
 
Department of History
Medical Arts Building, Rm. JH 201
University of Toronto
170 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Tel. 416-978-3332
e-mail: ukr.chair@utoronto.ca
Research interests: East Central Europe; history of nationalism, particularly among ethnic groups living in border areas
 
Department of History
Sidney Smith Hall, Rm. 20679
University of Toronto
100 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3
Tel. 416-978-2070
e-mail: alison.smith@utoronto.ca
Research interests: Imperial Russia from the late 18th through the first half of the nineteenth century
 
Room MU 112N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Research interests: 20th-century Russia with a focus on political and social history
 
Department of History
Room MU 212N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 416-946-0975
Research interests: Modern central Europe, Poland, national minorities

 

HUNGARIAN STUDIES

Robert Clegg Austin, Program Coordinator
Room MU 128N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 416-946-8942
Research interests: Twentieth-century Albanian nationalism, interwar Albania, and media and transition in Albania and Kosovo

 

JEWISH STUDIES

Jackman Humanities Building
2nd Floor, Rm 230F
Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
170 St. George Street,
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Tel: 416-946-3210
Research interests: Jewish culture in the Soviet Union; Jewish-Slavic cultural relations; Yiddish mass culture, theatre and music. 

 

LAW

Matthew Light
Centre for Criminology
University of Toronto
14 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, Ontario  M5S 3K9
e-mail: matthew.light@utoronto.ca
Research interests: Migration control, policing and criminal justice, and corruption, primarily in the post-Soviet region

 

NEAR AND MIDDLE EASTERN CIVILIZATIONS 

Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
4 Bancroft Avenue
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1
Tel. 416-978-5190
Research interests: Turkish and Ottoman studies
 
Marie E. Subtelny
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
4 Bancroft Avenue
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C1
Tel. 416-978-5245
e-mail: m.subtelny@utoronto.ca
Research interests: History of medieval Central Asia and Islam in Imperial Russia and the former Soviet Union

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Room DV3275
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Pl.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 905-828-3923
Research interests: International politics, particularly strategic studies; Russian and East European politics
 
Department of Political Science
University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Kaneff Centre - Room 229
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6
Tel. 905-828-5203
Research interests: Marxism and political economy
 
Room SS 3052
Sydney Smith Hall
University of Toronto M5S 1J1
100 St George Street
Toronto, Ontatio M5S 1J1
Tel. 416-978-3346
Research Interests: External influences on democratization, democtratic waves and diffusion, international relatoins theory

 

Department of Political Science
University of Toronto at Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Room DV 3125A
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6
Tel. 905-828-5229
Research interests: Social mobilization, identity politics, qualitative methods, former USSR, Central Asia

 

Room MU 324N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Pl.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 416-946-8959
Research interests: Judicial and legal reform in contemporary Russia; courts, law and politics in authoritarian and transitional regimes; and the history of criminal justice in the USSR
 
Room MU 318N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Pl.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 416-946-8965
Research interests: Soviet politics and society, political and social theory, history and philosophy of social science

 

Division of Political Science
Room MU 109N
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Pl.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Tel. 416-946-8945
Research interests: Regime change, hybrid regimes, weak states, fiscal and social reform, corruption, comparative politics of developing countries, and post-Communist politics

 

SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 405
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3200
Research interests Czech literature, modern drama, semiotics of drama and theatre, literary theory, women writers, exile

 

Kate Holland
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 419
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3484
e-mail: kate.holland@utoronto.ca
Research interests:
Nineteenth century Russian literature and its historical, cultural and institutional contexts; history and theory of the novel; Russian and French literary and critical interactions; nineteenth and twentieth century Russian literary theory and criticism; the publication culture of the nineteenth century Russian periodicals; comparative theories of literature and folklore
 
Room Northrop Frye 234
Centre for Comparative Literature
Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 1K9
Tel. 416-585-4425
e-mai: a.komaromi@utoronto.ca
Research interests:
Late Soviet culture, Samizdat and Tamizdat, book history and print culture, theories of the author and the text

 

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 417
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3236
Research interests: Ukrainian and Russian literatures in the first half of the 19th century; national and cultural identity; modernism and avant-garde
 
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 415
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3221
Research interests: Slavic and Balkan synchronic linguistics, sociolinguistics, verbal categories, language and politics

 

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 407
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3143
Research interests: 19th and 20th-century Russian literature and culture, 19th- and 20th-century French literature and culture, literary and critical theory, comparative approaches to literary and cultural studies, Russian-Jewish cultural relations

 

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 413
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3217
Research interests: Language pedagogy, acquisition of Russian, language assessment tools, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, Slavic formal syntax, and history of the Russian language
 
Dragana Obradovic
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 425
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3354
e-mail: dragana.obradovic@utoronto.ca
Research interests:The literature of the former Yugoslavia; war literature and ethics; intellectual engagement; diaspora and exile; the essay
 
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 421
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3316
Research interests: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, 19th-century Russian fiction and thought
 
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 409
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3246
Research interests: Balkan Slavic dialects, Slavic accentology
 
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 427
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3146
Research interests: Eighteenth- Early Nineteenth century Russian Literature and Culture (Literature and Art, Literature and Architecture, Literature and Performance); Poetry and Poetics; Comparative Literature; European Enlightenment and its Aftermath.

 

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 403
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3338
Research interests: the Ukrainian novel, Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi.

 

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Alumni Hall, Rm. 423
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3255
Research interests: 20th-century Polish literature; problems of modernity and postmodernity; discourse of identity; history and theory of drama and theatre; performance studies
 
Alumni Hall, Rm. 423
121 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4
Tel. 416-926-1300, ext. 3255
Research interests: 19th- and 20th-century Polish and Russian literature and culture; modernism; sociology of literature; popular culture; genre studies.

 

SOCIOLOGY

Department of Sociology
University of Toronto
725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON M5S 2J4
Tel. 416-978-3410
Fax 416-787-0795
Research interests: Ethnicity and race relations, macro-sociology, and political sociology