Natalia Plagmann
Assistant Teaching Professor
Russian Program

Office: McKenna 128

Natalia Plagmann is an Instructor in the Russian Program. Before joining the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at CU Boulder, she taught a variety of courses at Saint Petersburg State University, NYU, and Princeton University, while pursuing her graduate and doctoral degrees. Her research interests include contemporary Russian literature and culture, post-Soviet documentary cinema and theater, and media and performance studies. Her dissertation, Human Documents on Screen and Stage: A Contrapuntal Reading of Post-Soviet Documentary, explores documentary films and theatrical productions in Russia in the 1990s-2010s.

She has been teaching languages at the university level since 2003 and is interested in language pedagogy, focusing on technology-enhanced and student-centered instruction. A native speaker of Russian, Natalia Plagmann teaches intermediate and advanced Russian language courses, as well as courses in Russian literature and culture.