- Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian
- PhD, McGill University, 2018
- Kandidat nauk (PhD equivalent), St. Petersburg State University, 2007
Prior to coming to Oberlin, Vladimir Ivantsov taught at Williams College, McGill University, and St. Petersburg State University. His research interests cover a broad spectrum of topics, including Dostoevsky, 20th-century Russian culture, existentialist literature and philosophy, and rock music.
He published a book on the contemporary Russian writer Vladimir Makanin.