Cynthia A. Ruder

  • Associate Professor, Russian Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Russian Studies
1041 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:

Ph.D., Cornell University MA, Cornell University BA, Colgate University


Specializes in Russian language pedagogy and Soviet literature and culture of the 1930s.

Published: Making History for Stalin: The Story of the Belomor Canal.

Currently working on a book on the Moscow Canal, tentatively titled Red Waterway:  The Moscow Canal & the Creation of Soviet Space

Listen to Professor Ruder discuss her research on this podcast

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all levels of Russian Language, Seminar on Stalinist Culture. Interested in Study Abroad and international campus programs.

Graduate Training
Ph.D., Cornell University
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