Melvin Thomas

Slavic Languages and Literatures

I’m originally from Staten Island, NY, and I graduated from Georgetown University in 2018 with a double-major in Government and Russian and a minor in Economics. I stayed in Washington, D.C. for two more years to work as a legal assistant at a law firm before coming to Princeton. Currently, I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. My research looks at Russian Orthodoxy in Russian literature and poetry; Slavophilism and Russian attitudes towards the West; and Jews and anti-Semitism in Russian literature. In my free time, I like keeping up with the news, listening to music, and brushing up on the foreign languages I’ve studied. I’m really into school spirit, and I’m eager to plan events for the Rocky community that will highlight Princeton’s rich history and culture. Feel free to reach out to chat about the liberal arts, prepping for internships/jobs in the private sector, graduate school, or anything else. Looking forward to living with you in Rocky!