Mercyhurst University

Kathryn Duda

Instructor of Russian Studies

Preston 201

(814) 824-3607

Education:
Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago (2014)
Dissertation: Inherited Humanism: The Case of Evgeniia Ginzburg and Vasilii Aksenov
M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago (2008)
B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College (1999)
 
Teaching and Research Interests:
Russian Language
Soviet Culture
Cultures of Dissent
Gulag studies
 
Course taught:
Introduction to Russian I and II
Intermediate Russian I and II
Russian Conversation/Composition I and II
Golden Age of Russian Literature
20th Century Russian Literature
Russian Culture: Moscow/St. Petersburg
 
Presentations:
“Changing Vertical Perspectives In Vasilii Aksenov’s Novels.” Presentation to the Association of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies in Chicago, IL. November 9-12, 2017.
“Guilty by Association: The Ambiguity of Familial Relationships in the Aksenov-Ginzburg Memoirs.” Presented to at the Association of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies in San Antonio, TX. November 21, 2014.
“‘There is not a father-son problem:’ the case of Evgeniia Ginzburg and Vasilii Askenov.”  Presented to the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages in Chicago, IL. January 12, 2014.
 
Special Projects:
 
“Transportation: Human and Machine” and “Industrialization and Collectivization” contributions to catalogue for the University of Chicago Special Collections exhibit Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children’s Books and Graphic Arts, ed. Robert Bird (University of Chicago Library, 2011) and website entries:
https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/collex/exhibits/soviet-imaginary/technology...
https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/collex/exhibits/soviet-imaginary/technology...