Not sure who to contact?

If you have questions about...

  • Language courses, placement, heritage speakers, study abroad, and/or experiential learning, please contact Irina Dubinina.
  • Declaring a major/minor and/or literature courses, please contact David Powelstock.
  • The student experience, please contact Joe Babeu or Misha Vilenchuk.

Other Resources

Brandeis has a very active student-run Russian club. For more information, visit the Russian Club's site and subscribe to their Facebook page.

If you would like to receive announcements about Russian and Russia-related events on campus, please subscribe to the mailing list.

Contact Russian Studies

Director of the Russian Language Program and Study Abroad Liaison

Irina Dubinina

Irina Dubinina
Assistant Professor of Russian
(781) 736-3223
Office: Shiffman 206
Fall 2014 office hours: M, W, 1-2 p.m.; Th, 1-3 p.m.

Undergraduate Advising Head

David Powelstock

David Powelstock
Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature
(781) 736-3347
Office: Shiffman 207
Fall 2014 office hours: T, Th, 1:30-3 p.m.

Russian Language Teaching Assistant

Ekaterina Mironova

Ekaterina Mironova
Office: Golding 11
Fall 2014 office hours: T, 11-12 p.m.; Th, 3:30-5 p.m.

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs)

Joe Babeu Joe Babeu
Russian Studies/Comparative Literature/Language and Linguistics Major
Brandeis Shield Misha Vilenchuk
Russian Studies/History Major