Academic Appointments


  • Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Professor, Slavic and Comparative Literature, Stanford University (1996 - 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, Slavic Department, Stanford University (1994 - 1996)
  • Visiting and Assistant Professor, Slavic Department, Yale University (1988 - 1993)
  • Assistant Professor in Slavic Department, Stanford University (1984 - 1988)
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Slavic Department, Stanford University (1982 - 1984)

Honors & Awards


  • Scholarship, California State (1969-1973)
  • Stanford Honors Essay Prize, Stanford University (1972)
  • Fellowship, National Defense Foreign Language (NDFL) (1975-1979)
  • Yale Prize Teaching Fellowship, Yale University (1980-1981)
  • Honorable Mention: Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for best Slavic book, Modern Languages Association (1995)
  • Honorable Mention: Wayne C. Vucinich Prize for best Slavic book, Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (1995)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center (1996-1997)
  • Martha Sutton Weeks Faculty Scholar in the Humanities, Stanford University (1996-1999)
  • Junior, Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Natalia P. Semler Prize for outstanding dissertation, Yale University

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Social Science Research Council Committee (1995 - 1999)
  • Chair, Scaglione Prize Committee (1999 - 2004)
  • Judge, Vucinich Prize Committee (2004 - 2004)
  • Judge, Vucinich Prize Committee (2005 - 2005)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Slavic Dept, Yale University (1990 - 1991)
  • Member, Soviet/East European Studies Committee, Yale University (1990 - 1992)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Soviet and East European Studies, Yale University (1991 - 1992)
  • Chair of Slavic Department, Stanford University (2001 - 2005)
  • Freshman Advisor, Stanford University (1984 - 1985)
  • Freshman Advisor, Stanford University (1986 - 1987)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature, Stanford University (1984 - 1985)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature, Stanford University (1986 - 1987)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature, Stanford University (2002 - 2005)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for Slavic, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Director of Slavic Literature Colloquium, Stanford University (1986 - 1987)
  • Comp. Lit. Graduate Admissions Committee Member, Stanford University (1997 - 2004)
  • Member, Slavic Graduate Admissions Committee, Stanford University (1997 - 2004)
  • Member, Humanities Honors Program Committee, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Member, Humanities Honors Program Committee, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Humanities Honors Program Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Member, Steering Committee, CREES (Center for Russian and East European Studies), Stanford University (1994 - 1995)
  • Member, Steering Committee, CREES (Center for Russian and East European Studies), Stanford University (2001 - 2004)
  • Chair of Slavic Search Committee, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Member, Executive Committee for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Steering Committee for the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Stanford University (2001 - 2004)
  • Member, Planning and Promotions Committee for Division of Languages, Cultures and Literatures, Stanford University (2001 - Present)
  • Member, Admissions Committees, Humanities Center, Slavic Department, Comparative Literature, Stanford University
  • Chair, Reappointment Committee for Gabriella Safran, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Selection Committee for doctoral and post-doctoral grants in Slavic area studies, Social Sciences Research Council (1988 - 1988)
  • Member, Selection Committee for doctoral and post-doctoral grants in Slavic area studies, Social Sciences Research Council (1989 - 1989)
  • Member, Selection Committee for doctoral and post-doctoral grants in Slavic area studies, Social Sciences Research Council (1996 - 1996)
  • Member, Selection Committee, Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1990 - 1990)
  • Member, Editorial Board for Publications of the Wisconsin Center for Pushkin Studies (1994 - Present)
  • Member, Wayne Vucinich Prize Committee, American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) (2004 - 2006)
  • Chair of Scaglione Slavic Prize Committee, Modern Languages Association (MLA) (1999 - 2004)

Program Affiliations


  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Yale University, Slavic Languages & Literatures (1984)
  • M.A., Oxford University, Modern Languages (1975)
  • B.A, Oxford University, Modern Languages (1975)
  • B.A, Stanford University, Comparative Literatures (1973)

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Jiyoung Hong, Lenora Murphy, Brett Roark Winestock
  • Orals Chair
    Nathan Wainstein
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Jillian Costello, Byungsam Jeung
  • Orals Evaluator
    Brett Roark Winestock, Ruth Wurl

All Publications


  • Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence (Book Review) SLAVIC REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Greenleaf, M. 2010; 69 (1): 191-193
  • In medias res: A diary of the Moscow theater season, 2007-2008 SLAVIC REVIEW Greenleaf, M. 2008; 67 (2): 422-?
  • Pushkin: A Biography by Timothy Binyon Los Angeles Times Book Review Greenleaf, M. 2005
  • Performing Autobiography: Catherine the Great’s Multiple Memoirs (1756-1796) Russian Review Greenleaf, M. 2005
  • Russian translation of Pushkin and Romantic Fashion Greenleaf, M. St. Petersburg: Academic Project. 2005
  • Pushkin’s Button by Serena Vitale Los Angeles Times Book Review Greenleaf, M. 1999
  • Pushkin’s Historical Imagionation by Svetlana Evdokimova Slavic Review, Special Pushkin Edition Greenleaf, M. 1999
  • THE SONG OF THE MOCKING-BIRD - PUSHKIN IN THE WORK OF TSVETAEVA,MARINA - SMITH,A (Book Review) SLAVIC REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Greenleaf, M. 1996; 55 (1): 231-233
  • Russian Subjects: Nation, Empire, and the Culture of Russia's Golden Age edited by Greenleaf, M., Moeller-Sally, S. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press. 1996
  • Alexander Bestuzhev-Marlinsky and Russian Byronism by Lewis Bagby Russian Review Greenleaf, M. 1995; 55: 503-504
  • PUSHKIN BYRONIC APPRENTICESHIP, A PROBLEM OF CULTURAL SYNCRETISM RUSSIAN REVIEW Greenleaf, M. 1994; 53 (3): 382-398
  • FATHERS, SONS AND IMPOSTORS + NABOKOV,V - PUSHKIN TRACE IN THE 'GIFT' SLAVIC REVIEW Greenleaf, M. 1994; 53 (1): 140-158
  • AERIAL VIEW - ESSAYS ON NABOKOV ART AND METAPHYSICS - BARABTARLO,G (Book Review) SLAVIC REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Greenleaf, M. 1994; 53 (4): 1112-1113
  • Pushkin and Romantic Fashion: Fragment, Elegy, Orient, Irony Greenleaf, M. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1994
  • ISSUES IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE BEFORE 1917 - SELECTED PAPERS OF THE 3RD-WORLD CONGRESS FOR SOVIET AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES - CLAYTON,JD (Book Review) SLAVIC REVIEW Book Review Authored by: GREENLEAF, M. F. 1992; 51 (2): 371-373
  • Through the Lens of Montage: Tynianov, Pushkin and the Fragment Cultural Mythologies of Russian Modernism: From the Golden Age to the Silver Age Greenleaf, M. edited by Gasparov, B., Hughes, R., Papeno, I. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1992: 264–292
  • PUSHKIN 'JOURNEY TO AZRUM', THE POET AT THE BORDER SLAVIC REVIEW GREENLEAF, M. F. 1991; 50 (4): 940-953
  • Pushkin , Mickiewicz, and the Overcoming of Romanticism Stanford Honors Series Greenleaf, M. Humanities Honors Program, Stanford University. 1976; XXVII
  • Pushkin on Literature by Tatyana Wolff Slavic Review Greenleaf, M. 1972: 241-243