Meet the Staff: Stephen Carver

Meet the Staff: Stephen Carver

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More than 100 staff members work in the Division of the Humanities. We’ll introduce you to our staff in this continuing series.

Stephen Carver
Department Administrator
Slavic Languages and Literatures

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy interacting with dynamic thinkers regularly. Almost every day, I have the opportunity to meet amazing staff, faculty, and students and read about some of the groundbreaking ideas and research coming from our university community. I work in a welcoming and supportive department, and I feel truly fortunate to be able to contribute to the successes of our programs.

What was the last good book you read?

I just finished reading Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World by Naomi Klein. After several recurring instances of misidentification with the more conspiratorially minded activist, Naomi Wolf, Klein explores the idea of “shadow versions” of the self. The book covers a broad range of topics including identity, polarization, alienation, and the perils of personal branding in a technologically saturated age. I found it to be a timely and compelling book.

You might work with me if …

You would like to co-sponsor an event with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. You would like to cross list your course with our department. You are a faculty member, student, or a visitor with scholarly interests in East European or Eurasian Studies.

What are some hobbies and interests that you are passionate about outside of work?

I am a lifelong musician. I conduct, play the piano, and sing, and I enjoy performing all over the Chicago area during my free time. I am also an avid cook and baker who likes to bring goodies to work.


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February 28, 2024