Assistant Professor of Russian and Director, Russian Language Program
German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
Bilingualism, bilingual code-switching, heritage languages (Russian)
Second language acquisition general and language specific (Russian)
Language policies in the former Soviet Republics
Conducting research on the pragmatic skills of heritage speakers of Russian, specifically on how heritage speakers differ or are similar to native speakers in the production and understanding of requests
Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D.
Bryn Mawr College, M.A.
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, M.A.
University of Alaska, Anchorage, B.A.
Magadan International Pedagogical University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2012)
Doris Carland Prize for Outstanding Teaching (2007)
|EL||94a||Experiential Learning Practicum|
|RUS||10a||Beginning Russian I|
|RUS||20b||Beginning Russian II|
|RUS||29b||Russian Language for Russian Speakers|
|RUS||30a||Intermediate Russian I|
|RUS||40b||Intermediate Russian II|
|RUS||105a||Russia Today: Advanced Language Skills through Contemporary Culture|
|RUS||106b||Advanced Russian Language through Film|
|RUS||115b||Topics in Russian Culture and Society|
|RUS||150b||Advanced Russian Language through Literature (in Russian)|
|RUS||153a||Russian Poetry and Prose in Russian: Undergraduate Seminar|
|RUS||160b||Russian/Soviet Jews: Dual Identities in Text, Image and Music|