Researcher biography

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