RECENT ALUMNI

September 15, 2016

Anna Aydinyan (Ph.D. 2012) is happy to be  joining the faculty of Kenyon College as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Language and Literature in the fall of 2017, where she is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor. She has previously taught at Trinity College and the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

Fabrizio Fenghi (Ph.D. 2016) completed his dissertation “Another Russia: Counter-Culture, National-Bolshevism, and the Search for a Post-Soviet Identity” in July 2016, under the supervision of Marijeta Bozovic and Katerina Clark, and is starting a new position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University this fall.

 

Zakhar Ishov (Ph.D. 2016) completed his Ph.D. degree in May 2016, in Russian Literature with a minor in Italian Literature, for the dissertation “Joseph Brodsky and Italy” under the guidance of Tomas Venclova. Zakhar is excited to start his new one-year-post-doc position Teach@Tuebingen in October 2016.

 

Cassio de Oliveira (Ph.D. 2014) is excited to start in a new position in September 2016 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University.

 

Rita Safariants (Ph.D. 2012) is pleased to join the faculty of St. Olaf College as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Language and Area Studies in the fall of 2017. She is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Russian at Bowdoin College, having previously taught at Vassar College.

Vadim Shneyder (Ph.D. 2015) recently completed his first year as a tenure-track assistant professor of Russian in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at UCLA.

 

Raisa Sidenova (Ph.D. 2016) completed her dissertation “From Pravda to Vérité: Soviet Documentary Film and Television, 1950-1985” in August 2016, under the supervision of John MacKay and Charles Musser.

 

Roman Utkin (Ph.D. 2015) joined the faculty of Davidson College as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Russian Studies in 2015. He is a founding member of Q*ASEEES, Society for the Promotion of LGBTQ Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.