Russian Faculty


David Gasperetti

Associate Professor of Russian
Ph.D. 1985, University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Gasperetti is the author of The Rise of the Russian Novel: Carnival, Stylization, and Mockery of the West (1998) and is currently working on a monograph tracing the Russian conception of novel writing from its origins in the 18th Century to the Golden Age of the novel in the mid-19th Century. His teaching interests include 19th- and early 20th-Century Russian literature, parody, and the relationship between narrative and systems of belief.

Office: 371 Decio Hall | Phone: 631-7697 | Email | CV


Thomas G. Marullo

Professor of Russian
Ph.D. 1975, Cornell University; M.B.A. 1989, Indiana University at South Bend

Beyond numerous articles, papers, and reviews, Professor Marullo is the author of Ivan Bunin: Russian Requiem (1885-1920) (1993); Ivan Bunin: From the Other Shore (1920-1933) (1995); If You see the Buddha: Studies in the Fiction of Ivan Bunin (1998); Cursed Days: Diary of a Revolution (1998); Ivan Bunin: Twilight of Emigre Russia (1934-1953) (2002); The Liberation of Tolstoy: A Tale of Two Writers (2003); About Chekhov: The Unfinished Symphony (2007); Petersburg: The Physiology of a City (2009); Heroine Abuse: Dostoevsky’s “Netochka Nezvanova” and Poetics of Codependency (2015); Fyodor Dostoevsky: In the Beginning (1821-1845): A Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism (2016); and Ivan Bunin: I Remember. Recollections of Russia at Home and Abroad (under review); and is writing Thou Shalt Not Have Strange Gods: Dostoevsky’s Alyosha Karamazov and the Prosaics of Orthodox Christianity, and Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Gathering Storm (1846-1847): A Life in Letters, Memoirs, and Criticism. He is also on the editorial boards of the Slavic and East European Journal and of the Russian literary almanac, Karabikha.

Office: 306 Decio Hall | Phone: 631-5061 | Email | CV
Spring 2017 Office Hours: F 11:00-12:30, and by appointment 

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Melissa Miller

Assistant Professional Specialist
Ph.D. 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Miller received her Ph.D. in Russian Literature from UW-Madison in June 2016. She currently has two articles under review and is preparing a monograph on science and sexuality in the fiction of Anton Chekhov. Miller’s research and teaching interests include science and medicine in literature, science fiction in Russia and Eastern Europe, gender and sexuality studies, Second Language Acquisition, and all levels of Russian language. At Notre Dame Professor Miller teaches Beginning and Intermediate Russian, as well as a College Seminar on Putin vs. the West. 

Office: 160 Decio | Email | CV
Spring 2017 Office Hours: T/TH 12-1

Sergey Karpukhin

Sergey Karpukhin

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Karpukhin got his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. His dissertation was dedicated to the reception of the Greek and Roman classical tradition in the works of Vladimir Nabokov. Nabokov remains his primary research interest. Professor Karpukhin teaches Beginning and Advanced Russian, and a one-credit course on suffering, at Notre Dame.

Office: 313 Decio Hall | Phone: 631-6415 | Email | CV
Spring 2017 Office Hours: T/TH 11:00-12:30


Nancy Bikowski

Administrative Assistant

Office: 318 O'Shaughnessy | Phone: (574) 631-5572 | Email