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Faculty & Affiliates


Freeman Spogli Institute
Soviet/Russian foreign policy and security policy; U.S. foreign policy and security policy
Freeman Spogli Institute - Stanford Health Policy, Management Science and Engineering
Application of mathematical models and management science techniques to health policy problems; bioterrorism preparedness planning; expansion of HIV treatment in Russia and Eastern Europe
Graduate School of Education
Applied Econometrics of Education; International Comparative Education; engineering and science education in China, India, and Russia
Muslim networks, empire, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Iran
Comparative theory of the human and social sciences, history and theory of historiography, posthumanities and ecological humanities
Turkish language lecturer
Slavic Languages and Literatures
History of 19th and 20th century Russian literature (especially, Pushkin, Pasternak, and Russian modernism); poetics; literary theory; 20th-century Russian history; Russian émigré literature, journalism and culture
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Contemporary Russian culture, literature, politics and society
Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Hoover Institution, Research Fellow
Senior Russian language lecturer
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Russian theater, women's poetry, film, Nabokov, Tsvetaeva, Gogol, and Pushkin
Linguistics of Uzbek, Russian, Bulgarian
Political Science, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Political parties, state development and transformation, informal political institutions, religion and politics, and post-communist politics.
Freeman Spogli Institute - Center for International Security and Cooperation, Management Science and Engineering
Plutonium Science; Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Stewardship; Cooperative Threat Reduction; History of Russian-U.S. laboratory-to-laboratory cooperation
History and Political Science; FSI - CISAC
International history of nuclear weapons; history and sociology of science in the Soviet Union
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Intellectual History; Literary Theory; Postcolonial Studies in Literature and Culture; Slavic and East European Literatures
Theater and Performance Studies
History of late nineteenth-century theater, Russian and Soviet avant-garde, Contemporary American experimental performance
Women and war, women in communist societies, the Soviet Gulag, nationalism, anti-Semitism, and human trafficking
Composer, pianist, and intermedia artist
Comparative Literature
Lecturer in Turkish Language and Literature, Ottoman/Turkish literature with focus on the novel, issues of translation, sexuality, formation of masculine identities, and Westernization
Documentary Film and Video
Architecture, Art & Science, Experimental Media Art, Film/Cinema, Installation, Interactive Art, Internet Art, Sound Art, Visual Culture
Senior Russian language lecturer
Early modern Russian politics, structures of power, legal culture; roles of women in political ideology and practice
Freeman Spogli Institute, Political Science
Comparative politics; political culture, ethnic conflict, and civil war in Somalia, Nigeria, Catalonia, Estonia and France
Freeman Spogli Institute - Center for International Security and Cooperation, Political Science, Emerita
Impact of the Soviet legacy on patterns of conflict in the post-Soviet states; politics and state-building in Central Asia
Assistant Professor (Subject to Ph.D.) of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Film and Media Studies
History and theory of world cinema, East European film, aesthetics and ideology, experimental cinema, intersections of theory and practice
Freeman Spogli Institute - Center for International Security and Cooperation, Political Science
U.S. foreign policy, great power relations, and the relationship between democracy and development; Russian politics; US-Russia relations
Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford Center for International Development, Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research
Health economics, development economics, economic demography, and population health; Russia’s mortality crisis
Freeman Spogli Institute, International Policy Studies
International mediation and civil wars, global governance and organizations, conflict resolution
Soviet Union and Europe in the postwar period; ethnic cleansing and genocide
Film and Media Studies
Film history, theory and criticism, cinematic representations of violence and thinking, and the relations between film aesthetics, literature, theory and philosophy
Art & Art History
Liturgy, Byzantine musicology, and architectural history
Freeman Spogli Institute, Management Science and Engineering
U.S. foreign policy; national security; arms control
Freeman Spogli Institute
Modern Jewish History; History and culture of Sephardic Jews; The Jews of Modern France; The Ottoman Empire
Political, religious, and literary expression in colonial through antebellum America and nineteenth-century Russia, with a particular focus on the development of liberal and non-liberal forms of democratic subjectivity
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Russian Literature, Yiddish literature, folklore, and folkloristics
Freeman Spogli Institute
Comparative state building and effective governance; political economy of developing countries; Russian domestic and international politics; Canadian politics
Graduate School of Business
Sociology, Emerita
Impact on individuals of political, economic, and social structures in post-Soviet societies; patterns of social inequality, life careers, social stratification, and quantitative methods for studying change
Stanford Law School, Stanford Center on International Conflict & Negotiation
International and national security law, the law of war, international conflict resolution and international criminal law (including International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Court of Justice and the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal)
Study of totalitarian movements and regimes with a focus on the Soviet polity; population politics; the Second World War; and modern mass violence
Early Modern Europe; Middle East and Central Asia; Transnational, International, and Global History
Modern Jewish History, History of Zionism, Russian and East European Jewish History, Israeli politics


Zachary M Baker

Stanford University Libraries, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections (Emeritus)
Center for International Security and Cooperation, Consulting Professor
Economics of nuclear power and fuel supply; nuclear nonproliferation
Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow Emeritus
Stanford University Libraries, Associate Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies
Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution, Research Fellow

Lessia Jarboe

Ukrainian Lecturer
Stanford University Libraries, Newspaper Digitization Project Manager
Stanford University Libraries, Curator for the Slavic and East European Collections
Hoover Institution, Research Fellow
Hoover Library & Archives, Curator for Russia/Soviet/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Collection
Hoover Library & Archives, Curator for East European Collection