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Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Director: Robert Crews (History)

Professors: Lazar Fleishman (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Gregory D. Freidin (Slavic Languages and Literatures), David J. Holloway (History, Political Science), Nancy S. Kollmann (History, on leave), Michael A. McFaul (Political Science, on leave), Norman Naimark (History), Aron Rodrigue (History), Gabriella Safran (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Nancy B. Tuma (Sociology), Steven J. Zipperstein (History)

Associate Professors: Shahzad Bashir (Religious Studies, on leave), Robert Crews (History), Monika Greenleaf (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Amir Weiner (History)

Assistant Professors: Vera Gribanova (Linguistics), Branislav Jakovljevic (Drama), Pavle Levi (Film Studies), Bissera Pentcheva (Art History, on leave), Edith Sheffer (History), Nariman Skakov (Slavic Languages and Literatures)

Senior Lecturers: Rima Greenhill (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Katherine Jolluck (History)

Lecturers: Jelena Batrinic (History), Julie Draskoczy (Slavic Languages and LIteratures), Eugenia Khassina (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Jack Kollmann (Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies), Gail Lapidus (Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies), Alma Kunanbaeva (Anthropology), Asya Perelstvaig (Linguistics), Kathryn Stoner-Weiss (Political Science, and Senior Fellow at FSI), Patricia Young (Political Science)

Courtesy Professor: Coit Blacker (Political Science)

Visiting Professors: Devin Deweese (Religious Studies), Arek Marciniak (Archeology)

Visiting Associate Professor: Ewa Domanska (Anthropology)

Affiliates: Michael B. Bernstam (Hoover Institution), Lera Boroditsky (Psychology), Margaret Brandeau (School of Engineering), Chaim Braun (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies), Martin Carnoy (School of Education), Robert Conquest (Hoover Institution), John B. Dunlop (Hoover Institution), Timothy Garton Ash (Hoover Institution), Paul Gregory (Hoover Institution), Siegfried S. Hecker (School of Engineering), Kenneth Jowitt (Hoover Institution), Terry L. Karl (Political Science), David Laitin (Political Science), Scott Littlefield (Hoover Institution), Douglas Owens (School of Medicine), Bertrand Patenaude (Hoover Institution), William J. Perry (School of Engineering), Dmitri Petrov (Biology), Pavel Podvig (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies), Condoleezza Rice (Political Science), Jeffrey Richardson (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies), Karen Rondestvedt (Stanford Libraries), Geoffrey Rothwell (Economics), Nancy Ruttenburg (English), Anatol Shmelev (Hoover Institution), Maciej Siekierski (Hoover Institution), Mitchell Stevens (School of Education and Sociology), Ilya Strebulaev (Graduate School of Business), Allen S. Weiner (School of Law)

Center Offices: Encina West, Room 203

Mail Code: 94305-6045

Phone: (650) 723-3562

Web Site:

Courses offered by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies are listed under the subject code REES on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) coordinates the University's teaching, research, and extracurricular activities related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus and administers a one-year interdisciplinary M.A. graduate degree program. Information on the center's degree programs and other activities is available at CREEES and its degree programs are directed by the CREEES Steering Committee, composed of faculty members associated with the Center. The program draws on the strengths of nationally recognized area faculty and research affiliates and significant library and archival collections at Stanford. The Center is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia.

Undergraduate Programs in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Students interested in a minor should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures which offers the following relevant minors:

Slavic Theme House—Slavianskii Dom (SlavDom), at 650 Mayfield Avenue, is an undergraduate residence which houses 50 students and offers a wide variety of opportunities to expand knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Russia and the nations of East Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Overseas Studies Programs—Undergraduates interested in the study of languages, history, culture and social organization of the countries of Russia, Eurasia and East Europe may apply to study at the Stanford centers in Moscow and Berlin. Information about these programs is available at the Bing Overseas Studies Program at

Graduate Programs in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

The center offers an M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. The center also offers a coterminal M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

Financial Aid—Subject to funding, CREEES may have a limited number of Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Additional financial aid may also be available from CREEES. Applicants to the M.A. program have priority in the annual FLAS competition; in recent years CREEES has also awarded FLAS fellowships to students enrolled in the School of Education and the School of Law. Consult the CREEES associate director for further information about the application and award process. Applications for FLAS fellowships can be obtained at

Doctoral Progams—Since the University does not offer a Ph.D. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, students wishing to pursue a REEES-related doctoral program must apply to one of the departments offering a Ph.D. with an emphasis on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe, such as the departments of History, Anthropology, Political Science, or Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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