Professor William Craft Brumfield, recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2000) and Fellow at the National Humanities Center in 1992-93, is Professor of Slavic studies at Tulane University, where he also lectures at the School of Architecture. In 2002, he was elected to the State Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. He is the author of numerous publications on Russian architecture, photography, and literature, and has lectured frequently on these topics at museums and universities in North America and in Europe. His photographs of Russian architecture, which have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, are part of the collection of the Photographic Archives at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Professor Brumfield earned his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages (specializing in 19th-century Russian literature and history) at the University of California, Berkley (1973).
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