Erin Pappas joined the staff of Lauinger Library on May 28 as Librarian for Social Sciences and European Languages. Erin will be in the Research & Instruction Department and serve as bibliographer for Russian & East European Studies, Slavic Languages, German and Communications. Prior to joining us, Erin worked as an instructor and librarian at various institutions across the greater Chicago area. She holds a joint undergraduate degree in Russian and Anthropology from Reed College, an MS from the University of Kentucky in Library and Information Sciences, and an MA from the University of Chicago in Linguistic Anthropology. Her diverse areas of interest include issues of general semiotics, gender and sexuality studies, foodways and cuisine, the Russian Realist novel, early modern European history, language ideologies and pie.