New CSEES Director Appointed

December 28, 2018
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Professor Angela Brintlinger of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures has been appointed as the director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, starting January 1.

A member of the faculty at Ohio State for more than 20 years, Professor Brintlinger will bring to CSEES her many years’ experience advancing research in and teaching of Slavic studies, collaborating with colleagues across disciplines, working with graduate students, and participating in academic leadership programs. Her fields of expertise include Russian literature and culture in the 18th-21st centuries, translation, madness, and literary biography. An established scholar, a few of her book publications are Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life (co-edited), Russian Cuisine in Exile (co-translated), and Chapaev and His Comrades: War and The Russian Literary Hero across the Twentieth Century, as well as numerous articles in journals such as Canadian Slavonic Papers, Pushkin Review, Slavic and East European Journal, The Slavic Review, and Slavonic and East European Review.

Throughout her career, Professor Brintlinger’s work has crossed disciplines and has had a wide geographic breadth. In 2014, she was a co-organizer of the Russo-Persian workshop, “Winning and Losing the Great Game: Literature, Art, and Diplomacy between Russia and Iran”. She served as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of East European Studies at the University of Warsaw in spring 2013, and presented at conferences in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. In terms of academic leadership, recently she was named a faculty mentor at Ohio State’s Institute of Teaching and Learning. She currently serves as the Graduate Studies Chair in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.

Please join CSEES in welcoming Angela Brintlinger in her new role as director!