Peter Rollberg, Ph.D.

Peter Rollberg is Professor of Slavic Languages, Film Studies, and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University. He is also Co-Chair of the Academic Council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Rollberg grew up in Halberstadt, Germany, and in Moscow. He joined GWU in 1991 after teaching at Duke University. Among his English, German, and Russian publications are articles on Aleksandr Pushkin, Feodor Dostoevsky, Lev Tolstoy, Vladimir Nabokov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Vasilii Grossman, Mikhail Prishvin, Vasilii Belov, Vladimir Makanin, and Anatolii Kim. He also wrote about aspects of Russian and German cinema and media and was the editor of The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic, and Eurasian Literatures. In 1997, he published a Festschrift in honor of Charles Moser, And Meaning for a Life Entire. He is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema. In 2014, he edited Media in Eurasia – a special issue of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post- Soviet Democratization, and in 2015, with Marlène Laruelle, The Media Landscape in Central Asia, in the same journal. Rollberg was formerly director of the GWU Honors Program, director of the GWU Film Studies Program, Chair of the German and Slavic Department, and Chair of the Department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Since 2012, he has been director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. He won a Bender Teaching Award in 1999 and the Trachtenberg Teaching Award in 2001. Rollberg earned his Ph.D. in Russian Literature from the University of Leipzig.