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Graduate Alumni

Konstantin Avramov
REESC MA 2006
Thesis “Planning Progress: Scientific-Technical Revolution and Progress in Soviet Economic Discussions: 1959-1985”

Advisor: Julie Hessler


Laura Beth Brandt
REESC MA 2006
Thesis “Perekovka and the Contruction of the Belomor Canal”

Advisor: Julie Hessler

Rachel Casselman
REEES MA 2017
Rachel greatly appreciated the opportunity to expand their knowledge on Russian contemporary history, political science, and international affairs and also enjoyed working as a Russian instructor. Rachel will be continuing their education at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy, but will always cherish their time here at UO. Advisor: Julie Hessler.


Melissa Cook
REESC MA 2009
Thesis “Frames of Mind: The Limits of Place and Space in the Work of Joseph Brodsky”

Advisor: Jenifer Presto


Matthew Derrick
REESC MA 2005
Thesis “Contested Autonomy: Tatarstan Under Putin”

Advisor: Ronald Wixman


Tom Dolack
REESC MA 2007
“‘The Orphaned Nightingale’: The Translations of Mandelstam and Pasternak”

tdolack@uoregon.edu


Kathryn Dooley
REESC MA 2009
Thesis “Stalinist Policies, Indigenous Agents, and Peasant Actors: Negotiating Collectivization in Uzbekistan, 1929-1932”

Advisor: Julie Hessler


Hongyu Fang
REESC MA 2003
Thesis “Heroines in Chekhov’s Stories”

Advisor: Yelaina Kripkov


Paul Forehand
REEES MA 2014
Thesis “Poetics of Leo Tolstoy’s Kholstomer”Advisor: Katya Hokanson


Masako Fujiyama
REESC MA 2005
Thesis “Distribution of the L-Participle in the 17-18th CC. Printed Russian Secular Tales”

Advisor: Cynthia Vakareliyska


Alexander Kashirin
REESC MA 2005
Thesis “The Trudoviki Faction in the Political Experience of the 1st and 2nd State Dumas”
Advisor: Alan Kimball

Maya Larson
REEES MA, 2015
maya@uoregon.edu

Thesis: “To rasshcheplennoye iadro”: From Lucretian Swerve to Sundered Core in Shalamov’s Atomnaia Poema”
Maya is currently a Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature program at UO.

Advisor: Katya Hokanson

 

Miriam Lipton
Miriam Lipton
REEES MA 2014
Thesis “Sex Education and Contraceptive Acceptance: From the Soviet Union to Russia”
Advisor: Julie Hessler

 

 

Almir Methadzovic
REESC MA 2011
Thesis “Segregated Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina”>

Advisor: Carol Silverman

Rick Moore
Rick Moore
REEES MA 2014
Thesis “Representations of Revolution and Revolutionaries in 20th Century Russian Literature”
Advisor: Jenifer Presto

 

 

 

Alena Nekrasova
Alena Nekrasova
REEES MA 2013
Thesis “The Representation of the Soviet Past by Contemporary Russian Writers”
Advisor: Katya Hokanson

 

 


Chris Pike
REESC MA 2009
Thesis “Ecological Consciousness in the Poetry of Fedor Tiutchev”

Advisor: Katya Hokanson


Elena Rodina
REESC MA 2010
Thesis “How Publication Type, Experience and Ownership Affect Self-Censorship Among Moscow Newspaper Journalists”

Advisor: Caleb Southworth

Anastasia Savenko Moore
REEES MA, Fall 2015

Anastasia earned an MA in History with emphasis in Art History from St.Petersburg State University. She worked in theater and taught visual arts to children. At REEES she taught RUSS 200-level language courses. Her work with the annual Russian play is infused with brilliant creativity. Advisor: Jenifer Presto


Eric Spreat
REEES MA 2015
Thesis: “Beyond the Feminine in Pushkin’s Tatiana”Advisor: Katya Hokanson


Alayne Switzer
REESC MA 2008
Thesis “Children of the Gulag”

Advisor: Julie Hessler

alayne@uoregon.edu

Valeriia Tretiak
Valeriia Tretiak
REESC MA 2013
Thesis “On the Semantics of the Instrumental Case Marking in Russian: Instrumental Complements and Instrumental Reflexive Constructions with Verbs of Emotion”
Advisor: Cynthia Vakareliyska

 


Marina Tsylina
REEES MA 2016

I plan to work in the field of my study and develop as a specialist in this area. My deepest appreciation to my adviser Professor Mikhaylova, who always encouraged me, to Professor Vakareliyska for wonderful classes and useful comments, Professor Kripkov for help with teaching. Advisor: Anna Mikhaylova


Dmitri Venkov
REESC MA 2006
Thesis “From spontaneous to Official Carnival: The Role of Humor in the Soviet Film 1924-1941”

Advisor: Alan Kimball


Qiang Wang (Vasya)
REEES MS 2014
Thesis :Gender Assignment of Russian Indeclinable Nouns”Advisor: Cynthia Vakareliyska

Peter Ward
REEES MA 2017
Peter moved to Moscow with his family at age 5, kindling a deep interest in Russian village culture, which he explored in 2011 volunteering on a farm in rural western Russia. Peter is deeply grateful for his time at REEES. He will pursue translation work, and is opening his food truck for business. Advisor: Julie Hessler.
Tatiana Yarygina
Tatiana Yarygina
REEES MA 2014
Thesis “Women’s Pseudonyms in Russian Modernism”Advisor: Jenifer Presto


Polina Yemelyanova
REESC MA 2009
Thesis: “Stalin’s Special Settlements”

Advisor: Julie Hessler

pyemelya@uoregon.edu


Anastasia Yurchenko
REESC MA 2008
Thesis “Bulgakov’s Novel The Master and Margarita and the Subversion of Socialist Realism”

Advisor: Jenifer Presto

Iryna Zagoruyko
MA REEES 2016

Iryna came to REEES from the Ukraine. After graduating with an MA in REEES, she started as a graduate student in the LTS program of the UO Linguistics Department, and plans to receive her third Masters’ degree in language teaching in Summer 2017.

Advisor: Katya Hokanson

Alekcander (Sasha) Zhdanov
REEES MA 2016

My fields of interest are the intersection of government and religion, and especially human rights concerning the non-traditional sexual minority communities of the LGBTQIA population in the US and Russia. After graduation, I’ll be returning to Russia for a while, and then resettling in Austin, Texas. Advisor: Julie Hessler