Dr. Irina Stakhanova


Telephone: 419-372-7135

Academic Degrees

1984 Ph.D., Russian Philology, Leningrad State University (Dissertation: Interrogative Sentences with Exhortative Meaning in Contemporary Russian)
1984 M.A., Russian as a Foreign Language, Leningrad State University
1979 B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Leningrad State Pedagogical University

Academic Positions

2006-associate professor of Russian
1995- lecturer of Russian, BGSU
1994- Instructor of Russian, BGSU
1992 - director, BGSU Russian programs in Kiev and St. Petersburg
1986-94 Associate Professor, Department of Russian , Kiev Civil Engineering Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
1985-86 assistant professor, Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, Kiev Civil Aviation Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
1979-85 assistant professor, Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, Leningrad Mining Institute, Leningrad, Russia

Teaching Experience

Russian Film
Advanced literature and culture course, "Modern Russian Women Writers"
Advanced literature course "Russian Novel"
Advanced culture course "Readings in Russian culture"
Levels I-IV of undergraduate Russian, including special courses on business Russian, reading and translation.
Advanced language course, "Political Russian" ; Advanced language course, "Journalistic Russian."
1988 Graduate course, "Methodology of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language," Kiev Civil Engineering Institute.
1987 Advanced course, "Russian culture", Kiev Civil Engineering Institute.
1986 Advanced course, "Contemporary Russian Literature", Kiev Civil Aviation Institute.
1982 Undergraduate course, "Theory of Russian Syntax," Leningrad State University.

Recent Scholarship

Paper, "Russian Feminine Identity", accepted, conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East Europian Studies, Cambridge University, 27-29 March 1998.

Paper, "Russian National Identity: 'Bogoroditsa Mother Russia,'" American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) annual convention, Toronto, 28-30 December 1997

Paper, "Freud and Contemporary Russian Fiction," "Austria Inside Out" conference, BGSU, September 1997.

Paper, "Gender Aspects of Russian Cultural Identity," Department of GREAL's International Forum, February 1997.

Paper, "Images of Russia in Poetic Discourse," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) Midwest Slavic Conference, Columbus, 16-18 April 1997.

Paper, "The Myth of Motherland in 19th-century Russian Poetry," AATSEEL annual convention, Chicago, 28-30 December 1996.

Related Interests:

  • ACTFL oral proficiency testing (completed intensive OPI workshop, September 1997)
  • Language and culture program assessment
  • Proficiency testing for study abroad
  • Commercial applications of language and culture skills
  • Study abroad program management