Faculty of SPREES
Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D. (Princeton University), is the director of Stetson's program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and assistant professor in History. She teaches and researches the cultural history of Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Europe. Her first book, Beau Monde on Empire's Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine (Toronto, 2017), explains the creation of culture both Soviet and Ukrainian and the intersection of culture and politics in the region today. Her next projects focus on military entertainment and Soviet actresses.
Phone: (386) 822-7547
Office: Elizabeth Hall 306
Professor Huskey is a widely-published scholar on the politics and legal affairs of the USSR and the successor states of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. He has just finished a book of creative non-fiction on Kyrgyzstan, tentatively titled Encounters at the Edge of the Muslim World.
Phone: (386) 822-7576
Office: Elizabeth Hall 332
Katya Kudryavtseva specializes in art of the twentieth century with a focus on the intersecting trajectories of art history, politics, art institutions and business and their role in the development of the canon of modern and contemporary art.
Phone: (386) 822-7340
Office: Sampson Hall
Jelena Petrovic is an assistant professor of communication and media studies. Her research centers on online news media and their relevance for the representation of national imaginaries; their mediating influence on identity politics across diverse and international contexts; and the discursive tensions between media structures and audiences' need to participate in institutional meaning making.
Phone: (386) 740-2503
Office: Elizabeth Hall 207B
Karen Ryan arrived at Stetson University in 2012 and served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences until 2017. Before coming to Stetson, she was professor of Russian language and literature at the University of Virginia and served as chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, as associate dean of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Daniil Zavlunov is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music, with a particular emphasis on the Russian and Italian operatic traditions. Over the last decade, his research has focused on the works and world of Mikhail Glinka. At present, Dr. Zavlunov is writing a cultural history of opera in Russia during the reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855), which draws heavily on new archival sources.
Phone: (386) 822-7987
Office: Presser Hall 345A
Snezhana Zheltoukhova (Ph. D., Second Language Acquisition and Russian, University of Wisconsin-Madison) has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Director of Language Commons since 2017. Her research interests are within the field of second language acquisition and pedagogy, specifically foreign language tutoring, analysis of discourse and interaction, sociocultural theory, and technology-mediated language learning.
Phone: (386) 822-7282
Office: Sampson Hall 128