Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature; Director of the Humanities Program
Julie Buckler, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, is a specialist on Russia with broader interests in the region. As Humanities Director of the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, she is co-directing a multi-year Mellon foundation grant initiative on “Reconceptualizing Urban Studies,” that includes a research portal on post-socialist and post-Soviet Eurasian cities. She is also co-leader of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies 2014-15 fellows seminar on “Mapping Cultural Space across Eurasia: Sites, Systems & Practices.” She takes a special interest in cultural landscapes, cultural memory, and contemporary issues around heritage preservation.
Buckler received her B.A. from Yale University (Russian and East European Studies), and her doctorate from Harvard. She has spent her academic career at Harvard, as a junior professor beginning in 1996 and as a tenured member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2003. Buckler is the author of The Literary Lorgnette: Attending Opera in Imperial Russia (Stanford, 2000), awarded “Best Work of Literary and Cultural Criticism for 2000” by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East-European Languages (AATSEEL), and Mapping St. Petersburg: Imperial Text and Cityscape (Princeton, 2005), which received the Scaglione Prize for best book in Slavic Studies from the Modern Language Association in 2006. Buckler also co-edited a collection of essays, Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe (Northwestern, 2013). Her new book project titled Cultural Properties: The Afterlife of the Imperial in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia.