Russian Program Faculty

Russian Program Faculty

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Andrew Jenks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Ph.D. Stanford University

Soviet Union, technology and the environment. National identity. The social,
cultural and political effects of modern environmental and technological
disasters at Chernobyl (USSR), Bhopal (India), Love Canal (United States),
and Minamata (Japan). First cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

Jesse O’Dell, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Russian

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2019

Soviet and Post-Soviet Literature, Film, and Culture; Twenty-First Century
Russian Cinema; Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Postmodernism in Eastern Europe


Dmitrii Sidorov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geography

Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1998

Urban geography, cultural geography, political geography, historical
geography, the geography of religion, and Russia and the former USSR