Tue, 2020-11-24 16:48 -- Sandra Kendrick

Graduated with a BA from UVA Slavic Languages and Literatures department. Has returned to the department to pursue her degree in the 4+1 MA program.


Tue, 2020-11-24 16:40 -- Sandra Kendrick

Katherine graduated with a BA in Russian and East European Studies in May 2020 from the UVA Slavic Department. She has returned to the department to pursue her degree in the 4+1 MA program in Contemporary Russian Studies. 


Tue, 2020-11-24 16:16 -- Sandra Kendrick

Ben Francis is a first-year graduate student in the Contemporary Russian Studies program. He earned his BA in Slavic Languages and Literature, History, and Economics from Northwestern University in 2015, before serving in the Army as an Infantry Officer.

His interests include Russian history and culture, and their impact on contemporary politics.



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.


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. 


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.


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.


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