Andrew Baruch Wachtel President, American University of Central Asia; Bertha and Max Dressler Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University
Russian prose, 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the complex interrelationship of literature and society.
South Slavic Literatures (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Slovenian), particularly literature, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism
Russian literature and the other arts (music, visual arts, theatre)
Contemporary East and Central European Literature