Russell Scott Valentino is professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, adjunct professor of Comparative Literature, and associate dean for international affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his Ph.D. at UCLA in 1993, and his research has focused on Russian nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary culture, intellectual history, and contemporary literary translation from Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, and Italian into English.
He recently co-edited a special issue of Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention on rhetoric and translation, and he is currently completing a translation of Miljenko Jergovic’s 1000-page novel Kin for Archipelago Books. His most recent research on Russia is published in The Woman in the Window, which was issued in paperback by Ohio State University Press in spring 2016. His essays and short translations have appeared in The New York Times, Modern Fiction Studies, Defunct, Del Sol Review, The Iowa Review, The Buenos Aires Review, Translation Review, Slavic Review, 91st Meridian, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of two Fulbright research awards and three National Endowment for the Arts translation grants. He served as editor-in-chief at The Iowa Review from 2009 to 2013, as president of the American Literary Translators Association from 2013 to 2016, and has served as senior editor at Autumn Hill Books from 2005 to the present.