Vicki Grove

Vicki Grove

Teaching Professor of Distinction
Russian Program
Vampiric tendencies of the Russian "superfluous man."
Elena Kostoglodova

Elena Kostoglodova

Associate Teaching Professor
Russian Program
Experimental classrooms. Contemporary Russian issues.
Galina Nicoll

Galina Nicoll

Assistant Teaching Professor
Russian Program
History and culture of the Space Race; Russian language, online pedagogy and intercultural communicative competence; Russian literature: 20th-century, science fiction and women's prose; Contemplative neuroscience in education; performing arts (music, theater, dance) and performance studies; literary canon and national mythmaking.
Laura Osterman

Laura Olson Osterman (Laura J. Olson)

Professor • Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor • Director of Russian Graduate Studies
Russian Program
Folk and popular culture. Gender studies.
Anastasiya Osipova

Anastasiya Osipova

Assistant Professor
Russian Program
I am a scholar of Soviet and contemporary Russian culture. My research agenda consists of two main branches. The first is historical research into Soviet materialist aesthetics of the 1920s and 1930s that presented alternatives to Stalinist culture. The second is an investigation of the reception of this historical and theoretical legacy among practicing Eastern European writers and artists today, especially those who critically re-engage with the longue durée of...
Natalia Plagmann

Natalia Plagmann

Assistant Teaching Professor
Russian Program
Russian language and literature; contemporary Russian culture; post-Soviet documentary cinema and theater; film, media, and performance studies.
Jillian Porter

Jillian Porter

Associate Professor (on leave Fall 2021)
Russian Program
Jillian Porter holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Her research explores intersections between Russian economic history and cultural production from the late 18 th century to the present. At CU, she teaches courses on Russian literature, cinema, feminism, and revolutionary thought. She is affiliate faculty in Women and Gender...
Artemi Romanov

Artemi Romanov

Professor
Russian Program
History of American-Russian relations; history of sport and the cold war; interpersonal and intergenerational communication; lexicology, sociolinguistics and second language acquisition.
Liya Zalaltdinova

Liya Zalaltdinova

Assistant Teaching Professor
Russian Program