Russian and Eurasian Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

James S. Levine

James S. Levine

James S. Levine

Associate Professor

Russian language and linguistics

James S. Levine received a BA in history (1971) and in Russian (1972) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MA (1974) and PhD (1977) in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty of George Mason University in 1981, Dr. Levine was Assistant Professor of Russian at the University of Maryland, College Park (1977-1981).  He is currently associate professor of Russian and director of Russian and Eurasian Studies. His research interests are in Russian language and linguistics, especially in the grammatical categories of case, voice, aspect, as well as in verbal reflexives.

Dr. Levine has served as a consultant on foreign language education projects for the American Council on Education and as a specialist reviewer and panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Security Education Program, the Institute of International Education, and the American Councils for International Education. He is co-translator of The Black Book (Holocaust Library, 1980), co-editor of Case in Slavic (Slavica Publishers, 1986), author of Schaum’s Outline of Russian Grammar (McGraw-Hill, 1999; 2nd edition, 2009), editor of Selected Short Stories by Vassily Aksyonov (Slavica Publishers, 2013), and of Bronka: An Annotated Russian Reader (iLearnRussian Publishers, 2014). His articles and reviews have appeared in several journals and collections, including The Slavic and East European Journal, Slavic Review, Folia Slavica, Morphosyntax in Slavic, the Russian Language Journal, and the Journal of Slavic Linguistics.