• Nina Bond
Asst. Dir. of Post Grad Scholarships & Adj. Prof. of Russian




Professor Bond received her Ph.D. in Slavic and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her scholarship is focused on trains and visual illusions in late nineteenth-century Russian and French novels. Her research interests include Russian realism, French naturalism, Darwinism in literature, fantastic literature, science fiction and post-colonial Francophone literature.


Columbia University

Ph.D., Slavic and Comparative Literature, 2011
Dissertation: "Tolstoy and Zola: Trains and Missed Connections"

Harriman Certificate, Harriman Institute, 2006

M.A., Slavic Languages and Literature, 2005

B.A. Comparative Literature, 1999


Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
Technology and Literature
Science Fiction
Fantastic Literature
French Naturalism
Francophone Literature
Film Adaptation

Course Information


RUS 101 Elementary Russian I
RUS 301 Readings in Russian Literature I


FDN 183 Who's Afraid of Technology?/Technology: Friend or Foe?
RUS 102 Elementary Russian II
RUS 170 Violence, Mayhem & Dissent in Post-Soviet Literature
RUS 173 (FYS) The Fantastic in Russian Literature and Film
RUS 214 Russian Novel 19th Century
RUS 270 Chekhov: Plays, Stories, Life
RUS/LIT 273 Terrorism in Russian Literature and Film
RUS/LIT/WGS 279 Novels of Love and Deception

Contact Information 
Office: Stager 229