Dr John McNair's research interests include 19th-century Russian literature; Russian-Australian cultural exchange; and the literature of self-writing.
John McNair received his education at the Universities of Canterbury, Edinburgh and St Petersburg (then Leningrad). He has taught Russian at universities in the UK and Ireland and is a senior lecturer in Russian and convenor of the Russian program.
His current research projects include an anthology of Australian travel writing on Russia and a history of cultural relations between Australia and Russia in the twentieth century .
His other activities include:
- General administration of Russian Program, including community liaison and study abroad;
- immediate past President, Australia and New Zealand Slavists' Association;
- Editorial Board, Australian Slavonic and East European Studies