Dr. Margaret Ziolkowski

Students cheer on the Redhawks during a sporting event at Miami University.

Dr. Margaret ZiolkowskiProfessor of Russian

Department Chair
Critical and Classical Languages Co-Major Advisor

Irvin Hall 172
513-529-2526 Dept. Office
513-529-1853 Direct

Office Hours

Monday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm


1978 Ph.D. Yale University, Slavic Languages and Literatures

1973 A.B. Princeton University, Russian

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Russian Language
  • Nineteenth and twentieth-century Russian literature
  • Russian Folklore

Professional Recognitions

  • 2006: University Distinguished Scholar Award, Miami University

Selected Publications


  • Hagiography and Modern Russian Literature (1988)
  • Literary Exorcisms of Stalinism: Russian Writers and the Soviet Past (1998)
  • Tale of Boiarynia Morozova: A Seventeenth-Century Religious Life (2000)
  • Alien Visions: The Chechens and the Navajos in Russian and American Literature (2005).
  • Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore, University of Delaware, 2013


  • Articles on medieval and modern Russian literature.

Membership in Professional Journals

  • American Association for the Teaching of Slavic and East European Languages
  • American for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies