Academia

Abigail Williamson

Since 2012, I have been an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy & Law at Trinity College in Hartford. My research focuses on how local governments in the United States respond to immigrants and how these responses shape social and political incorporation. I enjoy teaching at another NESCAC school and am particularly involved with efforts to help Trinity students enrich their studies through community learning in Hartford.

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Kolleen Rask

Professor of Economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. I live in Southborough, MA. I have been here since 1989.

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Douglas Northrop

Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; specialist in modern Central Asian history. I’m presently also associate chair of the History Department. I have been at UM since 2004.

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Tim Nikula

I am a 9th grade history teacher in the suburbs of Boston. I’m in my 6th year here after teaching for four years at the Anglo-American School in Moscow.

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Bethany Moreton

I recently took up a new job as Professor of History at Dartmouth College, and I live up the river in Thetford, Vermont; prior to that, I had been an Assistant and then Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia. I teach mostly twentieth-century U.S. subjects, with some topical classes beginning in the colonial era and some that are heavily transnational; Russia and the USSR figure in many of these.

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Judith Deustche Kornblatt

I currently work as a hospice nurse in Madison, Wisc. I have only been in this position for 6 months, since I went to nursing school only after I retired after 30 years as a professor of Russian literature in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Michael Katz

I am currently C.V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies at Middlebury College. I retired from full-time teaching in December, 2010.

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Hilde Hoogenboom

Since 2010, I am a professor of Russian literature, language, and culture at Arizona State University. I went to graduate school at Columbia University, where I began teaching Russian since 1989. In 1995, I became a professor and have taught at the College of Wooster OH, Stetson University FL, Macalester College MN, and the University at Albany NY.

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Katya Hokanson

I live in Eugene, Oregon and teach at the University of Oregon in their Comparative Literature Dept and their Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program, as an associate professor. I have been in Comparative Literature since 1995 and in both units since 2008. I teach four courses per year for REEES and one for comparative Lit and advise PhD students (Comp Lit) and MA students (REEES) as well as undergrads.

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Rossen Djagalov

I am an Assistant Professor of Russian, New York University, a position that I started this semester (Fall 2015). Between starting it and graduating from Williams College (May 2002), I was an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Koc University, Istanbul, a Humanities Forum post doc at the University of Pennsylvania, a lecturer of History and Literature at Harvard, a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Yale U, and a non-degree student at the Russian State University for the Humanities.

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