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Faculty Profile

Elena Duzs

Associate Professor of Russian (1997)

Contact Information

Bosler Hall Room 204


Her teaching interests include Russian and Hungarian languages and Russian literature and culture of all periods. Her scholarly interests focus on Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian symbolist poet, and the contemporary poet and artist Prygov.


  • M.A., Moscow State University, 1985
  • M.A., Ohio State University, 1988
  • Ph.D., 1996

2020-2021 Academic Year

Spring 2021

RUSS 100 Russia and the West
An introductory and multi-disciplinary survey intended to explore the relationship between Russian culture and Western civilization. In the process, students will be exposed to aspects of Russia's history, literature, religion, philosophical traditions, music and art, politics, and economics. Suitable for those interested in a one semester introduction to Russia, and required for those who choose a major or minor in Russian.