Russell Scott Valentino

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and International Affairs

Professor of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature

Office of the Executive Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

  • russellv@indiana.edu
  • 812-855-1097
  • Website
  • GISB 4040
    Global and International Studies Building
    355 N. Jordan Avenue
    Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

Education

  • Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA, 1993
  • C.Phil. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA, 1990
  • M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA, 1988
  • B.A. in English and Russian, summa cum laude, California State University, Fresno, 1986

Biography

Russell Scott Valentino has authored two books on Russian literary culture and has translated seven literary works from Italian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, and Russian, including Fulvio Tomizza’s Materada (1999), Sabit Madaliev’s The Silence of the Sufi (2006), and Predrag Matvejevic’s The Other Venice (2007). His essays and translations have appeared in an array of magazines and journals, including Words without Borders, Slavic Review, Defunct, Circumference, The Russian Review, and Modern Fiction Studies.

He has received two Fulbright-Hays research grants and two National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowships. He is the founder and senior editor at Autumn Hill Books, served as editor in chief at The Iowa Review from 2009 to 2013, and is currently president of the American Literary Translators Association. His most recent books are The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim & A Life in Translation (2014), which he co-edited, and The Woman in the Window (2014).