Our Staff

George Fowler




George Fowler is Associate Professor of Slavic languages in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University (the home unit for Slavica Publishers). He conceived the transition of Slavica Publishers to IU, and has directed the operation in addition to his regular faculty responsibilities since 1997. At Slavica he chiefly contributes to linguistics editing, technical production, and the "vision thing".

Vicki Polansky

Managing Editor



Vicki Polansky has a Ph.D. in Russian literature (Indiana University, 1999, dissertation on Ivan Bunin), and joined Slavica in late 1999. She is chiefly responsible for dealing with authors and editors on their projects with Slavica, but also works with marketing, publicity, and technical production as time permits.

Jake Peters

Business Manager


Jake started with us in March 2020, taking over as Slavica’s Business Manager. He is now responsible for accounting, administration, shipping, orders, and website content.

Anne Marie Watkins

Technical Editor


Anne Marie received her bachelor's degree in English from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and began working for Slavica in February 2019. Her primary responsibilities are the Three String Books imprint and the Americans in Revolutionary Russia series.

Renata Uzzell

Technical Editor


Renata is currently pursing her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her primary responsibilities are Slavica's linguistic projects, festschrifts, and the Journal of Slavic Linguistics.