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Gerald E. Mikkelson

Professor Emeritus, Center for Russian, Eastern European & Eurasian Studies
Primary office:
785-864-2354
Wescoe Hall
Room 4032
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Degree: Ph.D., Wisconsin

Position: Doctor Honoris Causa, St. Petersburg U., Russia), Russian and East European Studies, Professor.

Research interests: Pushkin, Russian poetry, and contemporary Russian literature.

He co-translated with Margaret Winchell works by Valentin Rasputin, published as Siberia, Siberia. He is an editor of the journal Russkij tekst, published in Lawrence and St. Petersburg, Russia.


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