cultural studies

Ekaterina Neklyudova


Curriculum Vitae: 

Dissertation Title"Under Doctors' Eyes: Private life in Russian Literature in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century"


  • “The Virtual Museum of the Holocaust and the Resistance,” William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library, 2012

  • “Writing against Destruction.” Trans-cultural Studies: A Series in Interdisciplinary Research, 2009 (in press)
  • "Treating The Writer: Medical Reports of Russian Writers After 1837." Die Welt der Slaven: 'Sammelbände-Sborniki'. Ed. by P. Rehder, I. Smirnov. Munich: Otto Sagner, 2008. 
  • "'A Limitless Well of Experiences': The Prison Diary as a Genre." Essays on Russian Literature in Honor of Olga Raevsky Hughes and Robert P. Hughes. Ed. L. Fleishman and H. McLean. Stanford, 2006. 519-532
  • " Apollo’s Resurrection: Literature and Medicine – Origin, History, and Methodology" (in Russian). Russian Literature and Medicine: Body, Prescriptions, and Social Practices. Ed. K. Bogdanov et al. Moscow: Novoe Izdatel’stvo, 2006. 16-27
  • "The Family Doctor and Women's Secrets." Mythology and Everyday Life (Mifologiia i Povsednevnost), St. Petersburg: Aleteia, 2001. 362-369 (In Russian)

Conference Papers:

  • “Discovering Everyday Life: Doctors in Nineteenth-century Russian Fiction.” The Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS), University of Waterloo, May, 2012
  • “The Elaboration of Professional Identity in the First-Person Writings of Nineteenth-Century Russian Doctors.” The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Los Angeles, November, 2010
  • Case Histories in the Russian Prose: Sources, Dynamics, and Perspective. AATSEEL,Philadelphia, December, 2009
  • Quacks, Sorcerers, or Prophets: Mesmerists and Magnetizers in the Russian Literature of 1820s-1850s. California Slavic Colloquium, UC Berkeley, April, 2009
  • "Writing Against Destruction." Sophia – Transcultural Bridglet: International Conference, Radboud University ofNijmegen, The Netherlands, June 27-28, 2007
  • "Treating the Writer: Medical Reports of Russian Writers after 1837." Perspectives on Slavistics 2006, University of Regensburg, Germany, September 21-24, 2006
  • "The Physical Deformity of Doctors in Russian Romantic Prose." Health, Illness, and Representation: Association for Medical Humanities UK. Fourth Annual Meeting, King’s College, London, September 4-5, 2006
  • "'A Limitless Well Of Experiences': The Prison Diary As A Genre." California Slavic Colloquium, UC Berkeley, March, 2005

Moscow, Russia

Minor - Related Field:
Jewish Studies

Russian (native), English, French, German, Dutch, Latin, Ancient Greek, Hebrew

Current Position:
PhD Candidate (8th year)


M.A., Classics and Russian Literature, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia


Prof. Gabriella Safran

Prof. Monika Greenleaf

Prof. Gregory Freidin


José David Saldívar

portrait: José Saldívar

Building 260, 206; Phone: 650-723-2244

Office Hours: 
Tuesdays, 9-11 & by appointment; 260, 206

José David Saldívar is a scholar of late postcontemporary culture, especially the minoritized literatures of the United States, Latin America, and the transamerican hemisphere, and of border narrative and poetics from the sixteenth century to the present.

He is the author of The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique, and Literary History (Duke University Press, 1991), Border Matters: Remapping American Cultural Studies (University of California Press, 1997), and Trans-Americanity: Subaltern Modernities, Global Coloniality, and the Cultures of Greater Mexico (Duke University Press, 2012), coeditor (with Héctor Calderón) of Criticism in the Borderlands (Duke University Press, 1991), and editor of The Rolando Hinojosa Reader (Arte Público Press, 1985).

Additionally, he has published numerous articles in journals such as Cultural Studies, American Literary History, The Americas Review, Revista Casa de las Américas, Daedalus, Modern Fiction Studies, and The Global South. He has served on the editorial boards of Duke University Press, the University of California Press, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the journals American Literary History, The Global South, Aztlan, and World Knowledges Otherwise. He has received personal research grants from The Ford Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the University of California President's Research Fellowship in the Humanities, the William Rice Kimball Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (invitation for a future visit).

His teaching is divided evenly between graduate seminars and undergraduate courses, and some of his undergraduate courses are cross-listed in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

In 2003, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Literary and Cultural Criticism from the Western Literature Association; in 2005, he received the Chicano Scholar of the Year Award from the Modern Language Association; and in 2007 he received the Sarlo Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to Stanford in January 2010, Saldívar was the Class of 1942 Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.


1983: Ph.D., Stanford University
1979: M.A., Stanford University
1977: B.A., Yale University

David Palumbo-Liu

portrait: David Palumbo-Liu

Building 260, Room 229
Phone: 650 725 4915

Curriculum Vitae: 

David Palumbo-Liu’s fields of interest include social and cultural criticism, literary theory and criticism, East Asian and Asia Pacific American studies. His most recent book, The Deliverance of Others: Reading Literature in a Global Age (Duke, 2012) addresses the role of contemporary humanistic literature with regard to the instruments and discourses of globalization, seeking to discover modes of affiliation and transnational ethical thinking; he is also co-editor with Bruce Robbins and Nirvana Tanoukhi of Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture (Duke, 2011).  Palumbo-Liu is most interested in issues regarding social theory, community, race and ethnicity, justice, globalization, ecology, and the specific role that literature and the humanities play in helping us address each of these areas.  He is the founding editor of Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities (found on Arcade) and blogs for Truthout, The Boston Review, The Huffington Post, and Al Jazeera America. He is also a Contributing Editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books and on the HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Steering Committee and the Academic Steering and Advocacy Committee of the Open Library of the Humanities.

Please visit his web site for more information, essays, blogs, events:


1988: Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), University of California, Berkeley

Professional Activities: 

Contributing Editor, Los Angeles Review of Books

Steering Committee, HASTAC

Academic Steering and Advocacy Committe, Open Library of Humanities

Blogs in Truthout, Arcade, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books

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