Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies; Acting Coordinator, Russian/Slavic
Maxim D. Shrayer, a bilingual author, scholar and translator, is a professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College. Born 1967 to a writer’s family, Shrayer grew up in Moscow and emigrated to the United States in 1987. He has authored and edited over fifteen books of scholarship, nonfiction, fiction, poetry and translation in English and Russian, among them “The World of Nabokov’s Stories,” “Russian Poet/Soviet Jew,” “Genrikh Sapgir: An Avant-Garde Classic” (with David Shrayer-Petrov), “Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story,” and “Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration.” Shrayer’s works have been translated into nine languages. He directs the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at Harvard’s Davis Center. Shrayer’s “Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature” won a 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and in 2012 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.