Curriculum Vitae

View Darra Goldstein’s full curriculum vitae, including grants, awards and publications.



  • Stanford University: 1974-1982 – Ph.D. 1983 (Slavic Languages & Literatures; Minor: Comparative Literature); A.M. 1976 (same as above)
  • Vassar College: 1969-1973 – A.B. 1973 (Modern Languages: Russian, German, French
  • Leningrad State Univ.: Summer 1973 – Russian
  • University of Helsinki: Fall 1972 – Russian
  • Bryn Mawr College: Spring 1972 – Modern Languages


  • Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, 2012-present
  • Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Russian, Williams College, 2006-2012
  • Founding Editor Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture (University of California Press); Editor-in-Chief 2001-2012
  • Series Editor, California Studies in Food and Culture, University of California Press
  • Food Editor, Russian Life magazine


  • Consultant for Child-44, a film produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Daniel Espinosa (2015)
  • Cultural Envoy, US Department of State, Republic of Georgia, February 2013
  • Consultant, European Union Northern Dimension Initiative, 2011
  • Board of Directors, IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), 2006-2008
  • Consultant, AgVANTAGE/USAID project on Georgian agriculture, 2007
  • Consultant on Food and Diversity, The Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 2002-2005
  • Chair, Department of German & Russian, Williams College, 1995-1998
  • Associate Professor of Russian, Williams College, 1990-1996
  • Visiting Professor of Russian, Amherst College, Fall 1994; Spring 1998; Spring 2007
  • Assistant Professor of Russian, Williams College, 1983-90
  • Adjunct Curator, Williams College Museum of Art, 1985-86
  • Teaching Fellow in Russian, Stanford University, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1981-82


  • U.S. State Department International Communications Agency – Exhibit Guide and Interpreter for “Agriculture USA” in Kishinev, Moscow, and Rostov-on-Don, USSR, 1978-79
  • Hoover Institution, Archives Division – Research Assistant to Bertram D. Wolfe, then editorial assistant to his widow, Ella G. Wolfe, 1977-1980
  • Stanford University Libraries, Government Documents Division – Assistant to Foreign Documents Librarian, 1974-1977
  • Duke University Center for International Lecture and Translation – Translator and Interpreter in Russian, German, French, 1973-74

Full CV.