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

Program Director 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