Maria Hristova joined the Lewis & Clark community in 2017 after teaching for two years at DePauw University. She received her BA from Vassar College (2008) in Russian and French Studies and PhD from Yale University (2015) in Slavic Languages and Literatures.
She has taught all levels of Russian language, as well as a wide array of English-language culture courses on such topics as ¨Propaganda and Subversion,¨ ¨The Undead in 19th c. European Literature,¨ and ¨Post-Soviet Central Asia.¨ Her current research focuses on the relationship between cultural production and language, religion, and (ethno) nationalism in contemporary post-socialist societies. Her second project explores how ecological awareness and concerns intersect with religious and nationalist interests in post-Soviet cultures.
BA from Vassar College in 2008 in Russian and French Studies.
PhD from Yale University in 2015 in Slavic Languages and Literatures