Associate Professor of Slavic Studies
Phone: +401 863 2492
Professor Golstein's scholarly interests embrace Russian culture, religion, philosophy, and poetry, of the past two centuries. He is the author of Lermontov's Narratives of Heroism (Northwestern University Press, 1998) and numerous articles on nineteenth-and twentieth century Russian authors, including Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Tsvetaeva, and Bulgakov. Besides academic journals, Professor Golstein has been widely published by popular news sites, such as Al Jazeera, The Nation, Forbes, Alternet,Antiwar, and Russia Insider, on the issues of Russian and American foreign policy. His publications have been translated into numerous languages, ranging from Basque to Greek, and from Swedish to Czech.
Vladimir Golstein holds his M.S. in Computers from Moscow Institute of Management, his B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale University. Prior to coming to Brown he taught at Oberlin College (1990-93) and Yale University (1993-2003), where he has taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses that explore Western and Russian literary traditions. His scholarly interests embrace Russian culture, religion, philosophy, and poetry, of the past two centuries, as well as the current foreign policy issues. He is putting together two scholarly monographs: one on the conflict of generations in Russia and another on the use of musical communication in a literary text.
Russian Culture, History and Literature, Art and Film, Foreign Policy