David Roghair

Primary office:


David in a Decembrist museum, Irkutsk, Siberia

Career:
Officer in the Overseas Studies Program at Stanford University, helping with finance and personnel issues for 10 programs in 9 countries.
Languages:
Russian, German
Places lived in:
Russia, including long stays in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Russian Far East
Favorite place:
Lake Baikal, Siberia. It contains 20% of the world's fresh water, as well as a number of species that exist nowhere else in the world. It is also in a beautiful location surrounded by boreal forest and mountains on the horizon.
Hobbies:
Camping and hiking, running, arguing about politics, and community organizing around affordable housing issues
Favorite food:
pel'meni (Siberian dumplings that may contain meat, cheese, or other things)
Favorite pastime:
I really enjoy going out to the country ("za gorod"). I have fond memories of parties out in the forest with plenty of food, drink, and music.
Favorite book:
A Hero of our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad