Matthew Mangold

Postdoctoral Fellow of Russian

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Location:
Habersham 117
Office Hours:
F 12:15-1235 p.m., Swann; 1:15-2:05 p.m. Habersham 117; 2:35-2:55 p.m. Swann


Matthew Mangold completed his PhD in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of Russian in the School of Modern Languages. Dr. Mangold's research bears primarily on modern Russian literature, with a focus on the role of the environment and medical thought in nineteenth century prose. At Georgia Tech he is working on his first book, Chekhov's Environmental Psychology: Medicine and Literature, which situates Anton Chekhov's creative work in the context of Russian and European medical history. He has written articles on Lev Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Dmitri Grigorvich that consider the psychology of spatial experience these authors explored in their writing. Leading study abroad programs in Russian speaking countries and long term academic work in Moscow and St. Petersburg have also drawn his interest into contemporary Russian film, media and the oral interview.

  • PhD in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
  • BA in Philosophy and the History of Science, St. John
Awards and
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  • Mellon-Council For European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Dodge-Lawrence Fellowship, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University
  • Mellon Research Fellowship, Rutgers University
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Travel Award
  • Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, Vladimir, Russia
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grant, Russian, Indiana University
Areas of
  • 19th Century Russian Prose
  • Ethnography
  • History Of Psychology
  • Literature
  • Medical History
  • Russia
  • Spatial And Environmental Studies


Research Fields:
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Global History/Science, Technology, and Nationalism
  • Russian
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Studies Abroad
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Cinema Studies
  • Documentary
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature


  • LMC-3823: Special Topics Lit/Cult
  • RUSS-1001: Elementary Russian I
  • RUSS-1811: Special Topics
  • RUSS-1821: Special Topics
  • RUSS-2001: Intermediate Russian I
  • RUSS-2002: Intermediate Russian II
  • RUSS-2692: Intens Interm Russian II
  • RUSS-2811: Special Topics
  • RUSS-3001: Advanced Russian I
  • RUSS-3002: Advanced Russian II
  • RUSS-3222: Russ 20th Cent Lit&Film
  • RUSS-3695: Contemporary Russia

All Publications

Journal Articles