Roland Racevskis, PhD

Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities

Roland Racevskis oversees programs in the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). In this role, he directs faculty recruitment as well as faculty reviews. He also collaborates with the other Associate Deans to implement the CLAS strategic plan as it pertains to the Arts and Humanities. Racevskis seeks opportunities to learn more about faculty scholarship and teaching and to support high-impact creative and scholarly activities in the college.

A professor of French, Roland Racevskis received his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He is the author of Time and Ways of Knowing: Molière, Sévigné, Lafayette (Bucknell University Press, 2003) and Tragic Passages: Jean Racine's Art of the Threshold (Bucknell University Press, 2008). Racevskis's research interests include early-modern literature and cultural history with a focus on 17th-century French theater and prose. Additional interests include critical theory, modern narrative, and ecocriticism.

Racevskis served as chair of the Department of French and Italian (2008-2013) and the Department of German (2009-2013) and as a founding Associate Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (2008-2013). He has served on numerous collegiate and university-wide committees and advisory groups, including the Undergraduate Educational Policy and Curriculum Committee, the Graduate Educational Policy Committee, the Humanities Advisory Board, and the AHI and CDA review committees.

Portrait of Roland Racevskis, PhD
PhD, French, University of Pennsylvania