Nicole Monnier
Teaching Professor of Russian; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts & Science
317 Lowry Hall

Ph.D., 2000, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

BA, 1991, Russian, Mount Holyoke College


Since arriving at MU in 2000, I have taught a range of courses, from elementary Russian to graduate seminars, and many others in between. While there have been perennial favorites, I am as happy to teach courses on new topics as I am the more familiar. A common thread through all of my courses is the intersection of literature, culture, and history; increasingly, they are also geared to promote undergraduate and graduate student career readiness, so that our students graduate with demonstrable skills in critical thinking and problem-solving; oral and written communications; and intercultural fluency.

My primary area of specialization is mid-19th century Russian prose and criticism. In recent years, I've shifted my attention to the late end of the 19th century and the works of Anton Chekhov in particular. 


Recently taught courses

  • RUSS 4840/7840 GER 4840/7840: Totalitarianism and Culture (with Dr. Seth Howes, German)
  • GN HON 1050: The Sense of an Ending: Anton Chekhov in the 21st Century
  • INTDSC 4942: A&S Internship