Harriman Institute emeriti


  • István Deák

    Seth Low Professor of History, Emeritus
    Columbia University

    Central and East European history, World War II Europe

  • Padma Desai

    Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor Emerita of Comparative Economic Systems; Director, Center for Transition Economies
    Columbia University

    Soviet economy, Russia and transition economy reforms, econometric analyses of the impact of Russia’s nonpayment crisis, East Asian currency meltdown

  • Lynn Garafola

    Professor of Dance, Emerita
    Barnard College

    A dance historian and critic, she is the author of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, and the editor of several books, including The Diaries of Marius Petipa, André Levinson on Dance (with Joan Acocella), José Limón:  An Unfinished Memoir, and The Ballets Russes and Its World.  She has curated several exhibitions, including Dance for a City:  Fifty Years of the New York City BalletNew York Story: Jerome Robbins and His World, andDiaghilev’s Theater of Marvels: The Ballets Russes and Its Aftermath.  A former Getty Scholar, she is a recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers as well as a 2016 Dance Magazine Award.  Editor for several years of the book series Studies in Dance History, she has written for Dance MagazineDance ResearchThe Nation, and many other publications.  A member of Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and the organizer of conferences, symposia, and public programs on the history of ballet and twentieth-century dance generally, she is currently working on a book about the choreographer Bronislava Nijinska.

  • Boris Gasparov

    Boris Bakhmeteff Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies
    Columbia University

    Slavic and general linguistics, Russian and European Romanticism, Russian literature and culture of the 20th century, music

  • Radmila Gorup

    Senior Lecturer, Emerita, Slavic Languages
    Columbia University

    South Slavic literatures and cultures
  • Richard Gustafson

    Professor of Russian, Emeritus, Barnard College
    Columbia University

    Tolstoy, Russian religious philosophy, 19th-century Russian poetry

  • Robert Legvold

    Marshall D. Shulman Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science
    Columbia University

    The foreign policies of Russia, Ukraine, and the other new states of the former Soviet Union, U.S. relations with the post-Soviet states, and the impact of the post-Soviet region on the international politics of Asia and Europe.