Meet Our Faculty

John Bartle, Chair, Associate Professor of Russian Languages and Literatures

B.A., Rutgers University; M.A. and Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise: translation studies, refugee studies, 19th-century Russian literature, Russian film, English as a second language and outreach programs, especially in Utica, N.Y.

Shoshana Keller, Professor of History

B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise: Russian and Soviet history, Central Eurasian history and history of the modern Middle East

David Rivera, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government

A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: democratization in the postcommunist world, elite transformation in Russia, Russian foreign policy and the international politics of Eurasia, international relations theory

Sharon Werning Rivera, Associate Professor of Government

B.A., University of California at Davis; M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: democratization, Russian politics, elite transformation and diffusion of ideas

Frank Sciacca, Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Associate Professor of German & Russian Languages & Literatures

B.A., Columbia College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of expertise: Russian language, 20th-century Russian literature and art, Russian Orthodox Church, Russian and Ukrainian folklore and folk culture, food politics and culture

Contact Information

Russian Studies Program

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4782 jbartle@hamilton.edu
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