Professor Julie Buckler


Julie Buckler, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at Harvard and Harvard College Professor, works on the cultural heritage of imperial Russia. 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. She has been awarded fellowships by the American Association of University Women and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies in 2006-2007. Buckler is now Senior Humanities Adviser to the Radcliffe Institute, directing the humanities part of their Academic Ventures Program. She is also a principal investigator for a 4-year Mellon Foundation grant on “Re-contextualizing Urban Studies” (2013-2017).

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 has also co-edited a collection of essays, Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Eastern Europe (Northwestern, 2013). Her new book project is titled Cultural Properties: The Afterlife of the Imperial in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia.


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Professor Julie Buckler