Slavic Languages and Literatures
238 East Pyne
Born in Moscow and raised in Jerusalem, Anna Katsnelson has joined Princeton in 2010. An Art Historian by training (with degrees from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tufts University, and Harvard), she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and her work focuses on the radical changes in Soviet visual culture between 1920s -1940s. As Departmental Representative she serves as a general adviser to the majors in the department. She offers interdisciplinary courses that mix art history, literature, and film studies, on subjects such as the complex interrelationship of art and politics, modernity and modernism, art and national identity (in particular Jewish art). Among her classes in this coming year will be a fall freshman seminar entitled “What is Modern?,” and in the spring a lecture course on the visual culture of the Russian Revolution. When not writing or advising she enjoys a fierce UNO battle with her two children, Maia, almost 8, who usually wins, and Yonatan, 4, who tends to go out of turn.