Grad Program: Slavic Languages, Literatures, Culture (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Deadline: January 7, 2021

Graduate students can focus on a single national language and literature (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Polish, Russian, or Ukrainian) or, alternatively, on comparative study and research in two East European literatures (one of the above or another East or Central European literature taught within the university, e.g., Yiddish or German).  Students can also pursue interdisciplinary work, focusing on East European literature(s) and another discipline (e.g., History of Art or Architecture, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, or Sociology). During their first year of graduate study, students will develop an individual plan of study, in consultation with faculty mentors, integrating the components noted above into a coherent intellectual plan for working with the selected literatures in their cross-cultural contexts.

They aim to attract the top students in the Slavic field and offer highly competitive funding packages. Graduate students have received a combination of fellowship support, graduate students instructor positions, graduate school stipends, FLAS and other fellowship support from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and summer research and/or intensive language study. In addition, we provide health insurance, tuition support, an excellent library with an extensive Slavic collection and a Librarian Specialist, and an energetic intellectual atmosphere where dynamic scholars come together to share and explore.

For more information about our PhD tracks and the application process, please visit

The Director of Graduate Studies is Professor Sofya Khagi. She may be reached via email at or by telephone at 734.764.5355. 

The Graduate Student Coordinator may be reached at or 734.764.5355.