Kathleen Parthé

Professor of Russian
Director of the Russian Studies Program
PhD, Cornell University

424 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-4176

Office Hours: ON LEAVE, 2016–2017

Research Overview

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • RST 160  The New Europe (Spring 2016)
  • RUS 128  Russian Civilization (Spring 2015)
  • RUS 161  Europe Today (Fall 2015)
  • RUS 247  Secret Nation (Fall 2015)
  • RUS 248  Russian Identity: Continuity/Disruption (Spring 2016)
  • RUS 289  Dangerous Texts (Fall 2014)

Selected Publications


Russian literature and culture in a historical and political context; contemporary Russia's international relations, economy, domestic politics, and social structure

Honors and Activities

  • Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Fulbright-Hays
  • Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (3)
  • International Research and Exchanges Board (3)
  • New York State Council for the Humanities
  • Columbia University Seminars Publications Grant
  • Book Prize for Best Scholarly Translation into English for "A Herzen Reader," American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), 2013
  • Choice magazine named "Russia's Dangerous Texts" one of the "best of the best" academic books for 2005
  • Founding editor, "Tolstoy Studies Journal"
  • Guest editor, "Russian Studies in History"
  • Guest editor, "Slavic and East European Journal"
  • Editorial board, "Slavic and East European Journal"