Indiana University Bloomington

Current Graduate Students

Ani Abrahamyan
Field: Russian Literature
Email address: aniabrah@iu.edu

Pedram Aghaalikhani
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Email address: pedragha@indiana.edu

Rebecca Baumgartner
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

Greta Biedermann
Field: Slavic Literature and Translation
Email address: gbiederm@iu.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

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

Brett Donohoe
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Email address: bmdonoho@iu.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

Jordan Hussey-Andersen
Field: Slavic Liinquistics
Email address:jehussey@indiana.edu

Alexandra Kohut
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Email address: aekohut@indiana.edu

Tyler Madsen
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Email address: stmadsen@indiana.edu

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

Milica Mihajlovic
Interests: 19th-century Russian literature, South Slavic literature, and nationalism.
Email address:mmihajlo@umail.iu.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

    Translations
  • Michal Hvorecký: Troll (excerpt). Books from Slovakia 2017, Fall 2017.
  • Pavel Vilikovský: Beautiful Engineer, Cruel Duchess (excerpt). Books from Slovakia 2017, Fall 2017.
  • Magdalena Mullek and Julia Sherwood (Eds.) Into the Spotlight: New Writing from Slovakia. Bloomington, IN. Three String Books. May 2017.
  • Magdalena Mullek and Julia Sherwood (Eds.) Into the Spotlight: New Writing from Slovakia. Cardigan. Parthian. May 2017.
  • Dušan Mitana: “On a Tram.” B O D Y, March 2017.
  • Lukáš Luk: Honey Thieves (excerpt). Slovak Literary Review, November 2016.
  • Lukáš Luk: Honey Thieves (excerpt). B O D Y, December 2015.
  • Balla: “Pregnancy.” In: Peter Karpinský (Ed.), The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature, pp. 314-321. Sawtry: Dedalus Books. 2015.
  • Rudolf Sloboda: “A Collection of Material.” In: Peter Karpinský (Ed.), The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature, pp. 199-230. Sawtry: Dedalus Books. 2015.
  • Dominik Tatarka: Wicker Chairs (excerpt). In: Peter Karpinský (Ed.), The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature, pp. 137-149. Sawtry: Dedalus Books. 2015.
  • Peter Karpinský: “Literature – A Public Affair.” In: Peter Karpinský (Ed.), The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature, pp. 9-15. Sawtry: Dedalus Books. 2015.
  • Zuska Kepplová: Rolls in Blackletter (excerpt). Words Without Borders, June 2015.
  • Jaroslava Blažková: Happyends (excerpt). Words Without Borders, February 2015.
  • Pavol Rankov: It Happened on the First of September (or Some Other Time) (Ch. 1941). TWO LINES 20: Landmarks, October 2013.
  • Lukáš Luk: “The Disciple of Professor Kowalski.” Ozone Park, Winter 2013.
  • Július Satinský: Letters from the Other World (excerpt). Alchemy, March 2012.
  • Pavol Rankov: It Happened on the First of September (or Some Other Time) (Ch. 1938, 1939). The Dirty Goat 24, February 2011.
    Articles
  • “Review: Trol by Michal Hvorecký.” Visegrad Insight, Upcoming in late 2017.
  • “Zuzana Cigánová” and “Zuska Kepplová.” In: “10 Slovak Women Writers We’d Love to Read in English.” Literary Hub, March 2017.
  • “On a Forthcoming Anthology of Slovak Literature.” Visegrad Insight, 2016.
  • “The Challenges of Translating Pavol Rankov’s It Happened on the First of September (or Some Other Time) into English.” In: Slovak Literature Abroad: Collected Essays, pp. 67-74. Bratislava: Centre for Information on Literature. 2015.
  • “Magdalena Mullek reviews Daniela Kapitáňová’s Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book translated from the Slovak by Julia Sherwood.” Asymptote, April 2012.

Brian Oches
Brian Oches
Field: Russian Literature
Dissertation: "The Death of Ilya Ilyich: Prolonged Suicide and Oblomov"
Interests: 19th-Century Russian Literature, 20th-Century Russian Literature, Suicide in Literature, Death and Corpses in Literature, Goncharov
Email address:boches@indiana.edu

Nataliya Shpylova Saeed
Field: Slavic Literature
Email address: nshpylov@iu.edu

William Smeal
Field: Slavic Linguistics
Email address: wsmeal@iu.edu

Jeremy Taluzek
Field: Master of Arts for Teachers
Email address: jtaluzek@iu.edu

Veronika Trotter
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