Position title: Professor, Slavic Unit Head
Office number: 1444 Van Hise Hall
Language(s): Czech, Russian
Research/Language Interests: Václav Havel; culture of dissent in East Central Europe; Leo Tolstoy; ethnolinguistics; cognitive linguistics.
About Me: I teach the Czech language sequence and also courses on Central East European literature and culture as well as on Leo Tolstoy and the structure of contemporary Russian (a required course for graduates students in our PhD program). Other research and teaching interests include cognitive linguistics, ethnolinguistics (the relationship between language and culture), and science fiction.
• Brown University, PhD Slavic Languages and Literatures (1995)
• Brown University, MA Slavic Languages and Literatures (1990)
• American University, BA Russian Area Studies/French Language and Literature (1989)