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    Currently I am an independent scholar residing in Virginia. I have taught Russian language, literature, culture, and/or cinema at the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, Northern Virginia Community College, and Ferrum College. Currently I am the Academic Oversight Manager for the School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and the Conference Manager for the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL).

    Education

    PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia BA, Russian Studies and Spanish, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

    Publications

    [Forthcoming] “Methodology for a Concept-Based Approach to the Development of Sociopragmatic Competence in Russian Forms of Address at the Introductory Level”. Slavic and East European Journal. Edited volume. Tolstoy. Critical Insights Series. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2018. “A Social and Emotional Spectrum of Russian Forms of Address: Foundations for a Concept-Based Approach to the Development of Sociopragmatic Competence at the Introductory Level” Slavic and East European Journal. 61.3 (Winter 2017). “The Elephant in the Room: Exploring Issues of Diversity and Inclusivity in Russian Language Textbooks”. The Art of Teaching Russian. Eds. Jason Merrill, Irina Dubinina, Evgeny Dengub. Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2017. “Evgeny Zamyatin.” In Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Russian section editor, Megan Swift. General editor, Stephen Ross. Routledge, 2016. Edited volume. Nabokov’s Lolita. Critical Insights Series. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2016. “Rabbit-Like Fear Response in Lolita: Humbert Humbert as Predator and Dolores Haze as Prey. In Nabokov’s Lolita. Critical Insights Series. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2016. “Russian for law enforcement, intelligence, and security”. In J. Trace, T. Hudson, & J. D. Brown, Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes (pp. 229–241). Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, 2015. Edited volume. Russia’s Golden Age. Critical Insights Series. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2014. “Romanticism, the Caucasus, and Russian Orientalism”. In Russia’s Golden Age. Critical Insights Series. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2014. “Nikolai Gogol’s Complex Relationship with Food: Between Romanticism and Realism”. In Russia’s Golden Age. Critical Insights Series. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2014. “Dystopia as Protest: Zamyatin and Orwell”. In Critical Insights: Literature of Protest and Liberation. Ed. Kimberly Drake. Ipswich, Massachusetts: Salem Press, 2013. “The Gift and Pushkin’s Queen of Spades”. The Nabokovian, No. 64, (Spring 2010).

    Memberships

    American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

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