Peter Rollberg

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Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Initiatives; Professor of Slavic Languages, Film Studies and International Affairs
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Peter Rollberg joined the George Washington University in 1991. He grew up in Halberstadt, Germany, and in Moscow. In 1988, he earned his Ph.D. in Russian Literature from the University of Leipzig. In 1990-1991, he taught at Duke University. Among his English, German, and Russian publications are articles on Aleksandr Pushkin, Feodor Dostoevsky, Lev Tolstoy, Vladimir Nabokov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vasilii Grossman, Mikhail Prishvin, Vasilii Belov, Vladimir Makanin, and Anatolii Kim. He also wrote about aspects of Russian and German cinema and media and was the editor of The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic, and Eurasian Literatures (Academic International Press, 1996). In 1997, he published a Festschrift in honor of Charles Moser, And Meaning for a Life Entire (Slavica). He is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema (Scarecrow Press, 2008), the second, enlarged edition of which was published in 2016 (Rowman and Littlefield). In 2014, he edited Media in Eurasia – a special issue of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post- Soviet Democratization, and in 2015, with Marlène Laruelle, The Media Landscape in Central Asia, in the same journal. Peter Rollberg was director of the GWU Honors Program in 2001-2003, director of the GWU Film Studies Program in 2000-2010, Chair of the German and Slavic Department in 1999- 2001, and Chair of the Department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures in 2006-2009. Since 2012, he has been director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. He won a Bender Teaching Award in 1999 and the Trachtenberg Teaching Award in 2001.