Professor of Polish and Russian Studies
Beth Holmgren is a full professor trained in Polish Studies and Russian Studies, with special expertise in narrative and film analysis, performance studies, gender studies, diasporic studies, and cultural history. She currently serves as chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke, beginning her seventh year in this office (2010-2015, 2016-). Holmgren is listed among the core faculty in Jewish Studies, and holds secondary appointments in Theater Studies and Women's Studies. Over the course of her career, Holmgren has worked closely with the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (President, 2008); the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (President,2003-2005); and the Polish Studies Association, For her updated curriculum vitae. see her site at academia.edu.
- Ph.D., Harvard University 1987
- B.A., Grinnell College 1975
Holmgren, B. "Bug Inspectors and Beauty Queens: The Problems of Translating Feminism into Russian." Genders 22 (1995): 15-31.
Holmgren, B. "The Heart of the Matter? Nationalizing the Russian and Polish Romance." Teksty drugie (texts 2) 3/4 (1995): 68-86.
Holmgren, B. "The Transfiguring of Context in the Work of Abram Terts." Slavic Review 50.04 (1991): 965-977. Full Text
Holmgren, B. "Rozmowy z Gombrowiczem.(Gombrowicz’s A Kind of Testament)." Pamiętnik Literacki (The Literary Journal) 1 (1990): 75-106.