Modern Languages and Literatures
Location: 4214 Boylan Hall
Professor Barran attended public schools in northeastern Ohio and gravitated to Russian literature. After earning his bachelor's degree, Barran spent four years teaching elementary school in a poor, rural area of northern Ohio. He spent a year in Leningrad on IREX/Fulbright Fellowship and has returned to Russia numerous times. While finishing his dissertation, he worked full-time as an index editor on the MLA International Bibliography, after which he worked at the Institute for International Education as an administrator on the Fulbright exchanges. He taught Russian at Washington University in St. Louis for two years before coming to Brooklyn College.