Kathleen Scollins began teaching Russian at UVM in the Spring semester of 2010 as a full-time lecturer, and has been hired as Assistant Professor of Russian beginning with the Fall semester of 2011. She is a native of Burlington, Vermont. She received her undergraduate degree in Russian (with honors) from Haverford College, PA in 1994, and received additional language training at St. Petersburg State University and the Middlebury Summer Language School before starting her graduate education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. There she received her M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures with a minor in Secondary Language Acquisition and Linguistics in 2002. On December 17, 2009, she successfully defended her dissertation on four central 19th-century "chapters" of the Petersburg Text: Pushkin's Bronze Horseman, Gogol's "Overcoat" and "Nose," and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Prof. Scollins has presented parts of her dissertation at the AATSEEL-Wisconsin Conference and twice received the J. Thomas Shaw Award for Best Conference Paper.
Assistant Professor of Russian
Awards and Recognition
Prof. Scollins received recognition for her excellent teaching performance while completing her Ph.D. at Wisconsin: the Early Excellence in Teaching Award in Spring 2002, and the honor of being named a College of Letters and Sciences Teaching Fellow. She has also become a very popular Russian teacher here at UVM.
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
19th Century Russian literature; St. Petersburg literary tradition; cognitive metaphor theory; performative language in literature.
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
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