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Nancy Yanoshak

Emily H. Fisher Faculty Fellow

Expertise: Early college; Russian culture and history

Emily H. Fisher Faculty Fellow. Dr. Yanoshak recently spent a semester in the Russian Federation teaching at Smolny College, a joint US/Russian venture in liberal arts education sponsored by Bard College and St. Petersburg University. She did archival work in the Soviet Union as an International Research and Exchange Board Scholar, and was a Research Associate at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, serving as assistant to Ambassador George Kennan. Dr. Yanoshak is also a past Secretary-Treasurer for the New England Slavic Association, and participated in “The Ends of Civilization: A Taking Stock on the Eve of the Millennium,” a discussion program sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation of the Humanities. She has published her work on pre-Petrine Russian history and on Soviet Culture in Slavic Review and The Journal of Popular Culture, leading US journals in their respective fields, as well as in Studies in Bibliography. It was also included in the Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Her coauthored articles on feminist critique of contemporary cultural practices and interdisciplinary studies have appeared in Gender and Education, and Afterimage. Recently, Dr. Yanoshak presented new research on contemporary critical theory, early Soviet film, and the construction of Russian and American identities to international audiences of Slavicists in the United Kingdom, and scholars in the arts and humanities in Hawaii. At Simon’s Rock, she serves as a Co-Director of the Institute on Early College Pedagogy. BA with high distinction, phi beta kappa, phi alpha theta, phi kappa phi, MA, The Pennsylvania State University; PhD Georgetown University.   

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