Indiana University Bloomington

Current Graduate Students

Addie Anderson
Field: Slavic Literature
Interests: Early 19th Century Russian prose; Rise of the Russian novel; Russian short stories; Crime/Detective fiction
Email address:addmande@indiana.edu

Rebecca Baumgartner
Field: Slavic Literature
Email address: reabaumg@indiana.edu

Katherine Berry
Katherine Berry
Field: Slavic Literature
Interests: Russian and Czech 20th Century literature and film.
Email address:kapicker@indiana.edu

Bethany A. Braley
Field: Slavic Literatures (Russian and Polish)
Interests: Early 20th century poetry (Silver Age; Young Poland); Russian influence on literatures of the Soviet satellite states; East European film; Orthodoxy in Russian literature
E-mail address: bbraley@indiana.edu

Rosemarie Connolly
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Interests: formal syntactic theory, clitics, reflexives, and reciprocals, specifically as they relate to Polish.
Email address:rlconnol@indiana.edu

Racheal Daum
Rachael Daum
Field: Slavic Literature
Interests: Soviet literature, film, and art; Russian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and German literary translation; Soviet cartoons; madness in Russian literature.
Publications: “Suicide as a Final Reconciliation of Identity in The Brothers Karamazov” Vestnik, The Journal of Russian and Asian Studies, April 2015.
Email address:rcdaum@indiana.edu

Elena Doludenko
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Interests: morphology and syntax, second language aquisition and pedagogy, Czech studies.
Email address:elendolu@indiana.edu

Amanda Fisher
Amanda Fisher
Field: Slavic Literature
Interests: Russian and Polish Literature; dissident Soviet and post-Soviet literature; Central and East European film, nostalgia and utopia, post-Modernism, and short stories.
Email address:fisherac@indiana.edu

Alexander Grapp
Field: Russian Literature
Interests: Comparative literature and literary translation
Email address:awgrapp@indiana.edu

Brigid Henry
Field: Slavic Linguistics
E-mail address:bs23@indiana.edu

Natalia Matskevich-Levin
Field: Slavic Literature
Interests: Russian literature, Russian Postmodernism; Soviet and Russian film; Polish film and language
Email address:natamats@umail.iu.edu

Daniel Medford
Interests: Second language aquisition and pedagogy.
Email address:dmedford@indiana.edu

Natalie Misteravich-Carroll
Natalie Misteravich-Carroll
Field: Polish literature
Dissertation: "Nowa Huta: A Cultural Study of Identity
Interests: 20th century Polish literature, Polish folk dance and folk culture, Central and East European cinema, representations of communism in 21st century Polish literature, film, and visual art.
Email address:nmistera@indiana.edu

Magdalena Mullek
Field: Slavic Literatures (Russian, Czech, Slovak)
Interests: Literary translation, Postmodernism, contemporary Slovak and Czech literature, language pedagogy
E-mail address: mmullek@indinana.edu

Brian Oches
Brian Oches
Field: Russian Literature
Interests: 19th Century Russian Literature, 19th Century European Literature, Nabokov, Croatian
Email address:boches@indiana.edu

Brittany Penzer
Field: Slavic Literature
Interests: film adaptations of literature, Russian and East European Film, Balkan studies, comparative cinema, literary translation, film adaptation as a form of translation, emigre literature, Vladimir Nabokov, Roma studies
Email address:bpenzer@indiana.edu

Heather Rice
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Interests: second language acquisition of Russian phonology
E-mail address:hrrice@indiana.edu

Ala Simonchyk
Ala Simonchyk
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Interests: Second language phonology, American-accented Russian, teaching pronunciation
Email address:alisimon@indiana.edu

Veronika Trotter
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Interests: second and heritage language acquisition and pedagogy, language processing, Hungarian studies.
Email address:veboikov@indiana.edu

Melissa Witcombe
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Interests: synchronic and diachronic phonology, phonetics, Russian, BCS, Slovene
E-mail address:mwitcomb@indiana.edu

Ksenia Zanon
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Dissertation topic: "On Hybrid Coordination"
Interests: Syntax, Russian, South Slavic, Polish, Turkic languages, language pedagogy.
E-mail address:kzanon@indiana.edu