Department Leadership

Ani Kokobobo
  • Professor
  • Chair, Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies
  • 19th c. Russian literature | Balkan modernism | Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin | Violence and the Body in Literature

Wyatt Haywood
  • Project Coordinator for Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies
  • Assistant Director for the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies

Ari Linden
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • German Jewish thought and literature | The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory | 20th c. German and Austrian literary and visual culture | Literatures and philosophies of exile | Theories of comedy and satire

Oleksandra Wallo
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Director of the KU Summer Language Institute in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 20th- and 21st- c. Ukrainian Women’s Writing | Nationalism Studies | Women’s Studies | Post-Colonial Approaches in Post-Soviet Studies | Second Language Studies (Slavic Languages Pedagogy, Acquisition of The Ukrainian Case Systems, Processing Instruction

Razi Ahmad
  • Lecturer
  • Language Coordinator, Persian
  • Advisor, Peace and Conflict Studies Minor
  • Persian Language Acquisition | Iranian and Muslim Studies | Nationalism