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Welcome Back! The Undergraduate Advising Team has missed you! Fall quarter is here and we are ready to see you and help you navigate being back on campus. We have a hybrid schedule, please click here for more information.

Welcome Back! The Undergraduate Advising Team has missed you! Fall quarter is here and we are ready to see you and help you navigate being back on campus. We have a hybrid schedule, please use the appointment system to make an appointment, https://appointments.ucdavis.edu/default.aspx?office=39.

German & Russian: Departmental Statement on Events of January 6

As scholars of two countries/cultures that have had extensive and tragic experiences with dictatorship, we want to decry in the strongest terms the events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. President’s incitement and encouragement of an attack on the US Congress is a gross violation of the separation of powers, and checks and balances, at the heart of our democratic system.

Faculty Statement on Increase in Violence Against the AAPI Community and the Mass Murders of March 16, 2021

Department of German and Russian Faculty Statement on Increase in Violence Against the AAPI Community and the Mass Murders of March 16, 2021

The undersigned faculty of the Department of German and Russian express their outrage at the recent increase in violence against Asian Americans and the AAPI community in general. In particular, we stand in solidarity with the victims of the mass murder in Georgia on March 16, 2021 — and note with consternation that the police spokesman initially responsible for the case had himself tweeted anti-Asian racism within the last year.

The Department of German & Russian at the University of California-Davis invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment effective 7/1/2021

The Department of German & Russian at the University of California-Davis invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment effective 7/1/2021. Research should focus on Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, with a concentration in one or more of the following areas: prose, drama, visual culture, or poetry. A comparative or interdisciplinary approach, incorporating race and empire studies or gender studies, is particularly welcome.

Welcome New Students

Welcome, to all new incoming and returning students, we’re excited for another great academic year with you. Please stop in to see your Undergraduate Academic Advisor. We have 2 new members of the undergraduate team, Lauren Wong and Vanessa Alvarez.

Troika includes work by students of the Russian program

Troika is a student-run journal devoted to all things Russian, East European and Central Asian.  The Spring 2019 issue was edited by Russian peer advisor, Katherine Mushik, and includes contributions from several of our Russian program students.

Congratulations to Professor Kaminer!

Congratulations to Professor Jenny Kaminer for being awarded a Davis Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowship for Spring 2020 to work on her book project: Precocious Dreams: Fantasies of Adolescence in Post-Soviet Culture!