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Juliette Stapanian ApkarianAssociate Professor, Departmental Chair, Interim Director of REEES, and Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies

Juliette Stapanian Apkarian is Associate Professor of Russian Studies at Emory University.  Founding chair of the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC), she is a core member of the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES), and holds affiliated appointments in Film and Media Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Islamic Civilizations.  A dedicated teacher and mentor, she works in the intricate interface between the humanities and the social/and natural sciences.    Focussed primarily on political and cultural dynamics in Russia and in the Caucasus region from the 19th century to the present, her scholarship explores interrelationships between the verbal and visual arts, and issues of diversity and identity in contexts of social change.  Her publications include Mayakovsky’s Cubo-Futurist Vision and articles on artistic avantgardism.   In addition to a large study on the Russian and Soviet “Futurist Feminine,” her works in progress address questions of empire, nation, and multiculturalism in Russia and Eurasia.  A recipient of the Creekmore Award for Internationalization at Emory, she has earned major grants for research and program development, and she has served as a guest curator and a consultant on many international projects.