Associate Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Director of Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES)
Wescoe Hall, Room 2140
Office Hours:

T, R: 2:30 – 3:45 pm (2140 Wescoe),

W: 1:00 – 2:00 pm (301 Bailey), and by appointment

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2133
Office Hours:


Teaching interests: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language, Structure of Russian and Russian Functional Grammar, South Slavic Culture and Literature, Ottoman Bosnia.

Research interests: Slavic verbal aspect, cognitive linguistics.

Marc L. Greenberg portrait
Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Corresponding Member, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ambasador znanosti, Republika Slovenija - Ambassador of Science & Scholarship, Rep. of Slovenia, Courtesy Professor of Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Courtesy Professor of Linguistics
Wescoe Hall, Room 2118
Spring Office Hours:

By appointment

Prof. Greenberg received his MA at the University of Chicago (1984) and PhD at UCLA (1990), both in Slavic linguistics. His work concerns Slavic diachrony and sociolinguistics.​


Associate Professor, Chair, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal
Wescoe Hall, Room 2134
Office Hours:


Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Jewish Studies, Director of Jewish Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 2132
Office Hours:

M, 11:00-12:00, R, 10:00-11:00

Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova
Associate Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2141
Office Hours:

W, F: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and by appointment

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Coordinator of the KU Intensive Russian Language Program in Ft. Carson, CO, Director of the KU Summer Language Institute in Lviv, Ukraine
Wescoe, Room 2127
Office Hours:

M, W: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Associated Faculty

Professor, Department of History
Wescoe Hall, Room 3638
Professor Emeritus, Center for Russian, Eastern European & Eurasian Studies
Wescoe Hall, Room 4032
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Fraser Hall, Room 616
Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre
785-864-5251 or 6295
Murphy Hall, Room 356
Associate Professor, Department of History
(785) 864-9445
Wescoe Hall, Room 3621
Associate Professor, Department of History
Wescoe Hall, Room 3641

In Memoriam

Reed Rankin ✝ 12/29/2019

The faculty and students in the Department Slavic Languages and Literatures are deeply saddened that one our undergraduate majors, Reed Rankin, passed away last week (12/29) in Fredonia, Kansas. Reed was a beloved student in the department and is fondly remembered by his peers and professors. He began studying Russian as a Freshman and stayed with a challenging but rewarding language for three and a half years, tackling introductory, intermediate, advanced levels, and even continuing his studies into his senior year with Russian for the Professions. We know that he was planning further study in Moscow in the next academic year, prior to matriculation at KU School of Law.

A thoughtful student, Reed often contributed insight and posed challenging questions in class. ​​ Reed’s dedication to the study of Russian language, culture, and history was tremendous and fueled by infectious curiosity. He showed great acumen in translating from Russian into English, always finding English-language equivalents for Russian cultural concepts through skillful use of one-liners from American films. We also treasured his ability to speak in fluid Russian about rural, farm life in Kansas, and the effects that natural phenomena, like floods, on a farming community. He was a pleasure to know and teach, and will be remembered for his kind and polite demeanor. Our thoughts are with Reed’s family at this time


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