Margarita Nafpaktitis

Curator for Slavic and East European Collections

As the Slavic and East European collections librarian, the geographic scope of the collections I curate includes Russia, Eastern Europe, and Greece. I select materials for research and instruction published in and about these regions in new and old formats, in subject areas including literature and linguistics, cultural studies, history, and social sciences. I also consult and collaborate with students and faculty to help them find the materials that they need for their research and their teaching.

 

Russia and Eurasia: find articles Central Asian historyRussian historyUkrainian historyRussian literatureCentral Asian studiesSlavic and Eastern European studiesRussian studiesUkrainian studies
Russia, East Central Europe and Eurasia: Transliteration & computer setup Central Asian historyRussian historyUkrainian historyRussian literatureCentral Asian studiesSlavic and Eastern European studiesRussian studiesUkrainian studies
East Central Europe: Find articles East European historySlavic and Eastern European studiesPolish studies
Russia and Eurasia: find news Central Asian historyRussian historyUkrainian historyRussian literatureCentral Asian studiesSlavic and Eastern European studiesRussian studiesUkrainian studies
Russia and Eurasia: find statistics, geographical information and maps Central Asian historyRussian historyUkrainian historyCentral Asian studiesSlavic and Eastern European studiesRussian studiesUkrainian studiesGeographyMaps
East Central Europe: Find news East European historySlavic and Eastern European studiesPolish studies
East Central Europe: Find statistics, geographical information and maps East European historySlavic and Eastern European studiesPolish studiesGeographyMaps
Russia and Eurasia: find primary sources Russian historyUkrainian historyRussian literatureCentral Asian studiesSlavic and Eastern European studiesRussian studiesUkrainian studies
East Central Europe: Find primary sources East European historySlavic and Eastern European studiesPolish studies
Russian literature Russian literatureSlavic and Eastern European studiesRussian studies

Education 

  • PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MA, Slavic Area Studies, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • MA, Russian Literature, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley

Professional activities 

American Library Association

Association of Research Libraries

American Literary Translators Association

Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Committee for Library and Information Resources

Association for Women in Slavic Studies

Polish Studies Association

Selected Publications 

“Visual Materials in The House of Arts (Dom iskusstv) Journal,” Slavic & East European Information Resources, Vol. 11, No. 2/3 (2009): 273-302.

“Multiple Exposures of the Photographic Motif in Vladislav Khodasevich’s ‘Sorrentinskie fotografii',” Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3 (2008): 389-413.

with Kelly Miller. The Firebird and the Factory: The Modern Russian Children’s Book, catalog accompanying exhibition at Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, 2006.

Narrative labels in exhibition catalog for Revolutionary Tides: The Art of the Political Poster, 1789-1989. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, Miami Beach: Skira, 2005.

Afterword, Tales of Galicia, by Andrzej Stasiuk. Prague: Twisted Spoon, 2003.