Guntis Šmidchens

Head, Baltic Studies Program
Guntis Smidchens



Guntis Šmidchens has research interests in Baltic Studies; Baltic Languages and Cultures; Folklore; Russian Folklore; Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian languages and literatures.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Slavic, Executive Board member at the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and past President of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS).


  • Baltic History
  • Baltic Cultures
  • The Baltic States and Scandinavia
  • Baltic States since 1991
  • Introduction to Folklore Studies
  • Folk Narrative
  • Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian Languages