Professor Gabriella Safran

Instructor, Poetic Justice: Exploring Dostoevsky’s Russia

Ph.D. and M.A., Princeton, Slavic Languages and Literatures

B.A., magna cum laude, Yale, Soviet and East European Studies

Gabriella Safran, the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies, teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford. She is the author and editor of prize-winning books and numerous articles on Russian and Yiddish literature and history. Now she is researching the intersections between the literary word and the history of listening in the Russian Empire, but occasionally straying into a side project on the trans-Atlantic history of the Jewish joke. At Stanford, she teaches courses on Russian literature, Jewish literature, and folklore.  In 2007, she received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.