Professor and chair of Russian and Eurasian Studies

Professor Scotto's research interests lie in 19th- and 20-century Russian literature. Currently he is investigating the life and work of Sergei Stepniak Kravchinskii, a 19th-century Russian terrorist-turned-novelist, who was forced to flee to England, where he became one of the foremost interpreters of the Russian Revolutionary movement to the English-speaking world.

214 Skinner Hall
By appointment only
Professor of Russian Studies

Stephen Jones teaches courses in European, Russian, Central Asian and South Caucasian politics. Teaching in International Relations and Russian Studies, Jones focuses on energy, the environment, nationalism, democracy building, and revolution. Stephen Jones is a Foreign Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. He has written many books on the South Caucasus and is currently participating in an oral history project recording the missing voices of people who lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.

104 Skinner Hall
Mondays 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Susanna Nazarova

Visiting instructor in Russian & Eurasian Studies

Susanna Nazarova's research interests include linguistics, translation, and applied linguistics. At the Moscow State University, she also studied Urdu and Hindi and spent time in India researching the verbal systems of these languages. Nazarova teaches Russian language and literature and has co-authored several Russian language textbooks.  Nazarova enjoys using authentic texts in the language classroom, teaching language through art, and leading workshops in language pedagogy.

413-538-5764, 413-538-2630
225a Ciruti
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and by appointment


Dominique Rampton

Department Coordinator, German and Russian and Eurasian Studies

Dominique Rampton is the Academic Department Coordinator for Russian and Eurasian Studies and German Studies. She has an academic background in museum education and the archaeology of the western United States and enjoys raising her children and keeping chickens, dogs, and a vegetable garden at her home in the Hilltowns. She is excited to be working with students and faculty again and is delighted to be a part of the languages group at Mount Holyoke!

103 Ciruti Center
Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.