Alumni

Murphy

Fri, 2019-09-20 13:30 -- Sandra Kendrick

Liam Murphy is a 4+1 MA student in Slavic Languages and Literatures. He received his BA in Slavic and Math in August, 2019, also at the University of Virginia. He is primarily interested in 19th century Russian literature, especially Tolstoy and the evolving role of violence in his fiction.

Joslin

Fri, 2019-09-20 13:23 -- Sandra Kendrick

Connor Joslin is studying in the 4+1 Masters Program in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Connor is interested in the structure of the Russian language, as well as in the history, culture, and politics of the region. How these topics intersect is of particular interest to him, specifically in the area of translation in diplomacy. 

Zabrovskaya

Fri, 2019-09-20 13:21 -- Sandra Kendrick

Valentina Zabrovskaya is a 4+1 Masters student in the Slavic Department at the University of Virginia, working toward her degree in Russian Contemporary Studies. In 2019 Valentina received her BA, also at the University of Virginia, in Environmental Thought and Practice and Russian Language and Literature. Her research focuses on the evolution of environmental thought in Slavic countries, specifically through a religious lens.

Aidukaitis

Wed, 2018-04-11 14:33 -- Sandra Kendrick

Sharisa Aidukaitis is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia, where she holds the William K. Polk Jr. Jefferson Fellowship. She loves teaching Russian language and engaging with students to help them master new skills. She is currently writing her dissertation on the poetic geographies of Lina Kostenko and Anna Akhmatova. She is interested in the digital humanities, and has created a comprehensive map illustrating the geographic locations mentioned in the poetic works of Kostenko and Akhmatova.

Pfeiffer, BA 2011

Fri, 2016-02-12 15:48 -- Carey Carothers

After graduating in May, John moved up to New York City to work for Global Advertising Strategies, a Russian-owned marketing and advertising firm. He found the position while reading an article about Snob magazine, a Russian-American publication, which Global does the ad placements for.

Kelly, BA 2011

Fri, 2016-02-12 15:47 -- Carey Carothers

Chelsea Kelly graduated with a minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies in May 2011. She spent the summer traveling through Asia and co-authoring a publication for the Small Arms Survey, a Geneva-based organization that researches small arms and light weapons policy issues. In the fall, she will begin her 1L year at Yale Law School.

Bender, BA 2011

Fri, 2016-02-12 15:46 -- Carey Carothers

After spending the fall semester of 2009 studying abroad in St. Petersburg, Melissa graduated in May with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Russian and East European Studies. She is currently interning in the Communications department of Management Systems International, an international development company and USAID contractor. Although she is working in (purely-English language) Communications now, she hopes to further her study of Russian within the development community, specifically through democracy, human rights, and governance projects in Russia and the CIS region.

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