Matthew Mangold

Postdoctoral Fellow of Russian

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages

My 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 I am working on my first book, Chekhov's Medical Realism: Environments, Psychology and Modernist Aesthetics, which situates Anton Chekhov's creative work in the context of Russian and European medical history. I have written articles on Lev Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Dmitri Grigorvich that consider the psychology of spatial experience these authors explored and constructed in their writing. Leading study abroad programs in Russian speaking countries and long term academic work in Moscow and St. Petersburg has also drawn my 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's College, Annapolis
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
  • Ethnography
  • Medical History
  • Psychology
  • Russia
  • Space
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-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-3222: Russ 20th Cent Lit&Film
  • RUSS-3695: Contemporary Russia
All Publications

Journal Articles