Yana Hashamova

Professor, Chair of the Slavic Department, Director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies
Courtesy Appointment

Yana Hashamova (Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures and an Associate Faculty member of the Departments of Comparative Studies, Women’s Studies, the Interdisciplinary Program of Film Studies, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. She has published Pride and Panic: Russian Imagination of the West in Post-Soviet Film (Bristol, UK: Intellect Press, distributed in the US by University of Chicago Press, Spring 07) as well as numerous articles in the areas of Russian film, Russian and West European drama, comparative literature and the arts, critical theory and gender studies. Her co-edited volume (with Helena Goscilo) Cinepaternity: Fathers and Sons in Soviet and Post-Soviet Film was published by Indiana University Press (2010). She strives to establish links between political ideology, critical psychoanalysis, and cinema, while analyzing post-Soviet conditions. Her most recent work explores film representations of trafficking in women.

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Russian film, literature, and media
  • Balkan film, literature, and media
  • Cultural studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Identity (ethno-national and religious) studies
Education
  • Ph.D. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999, Comparative Literature (Film and Gender Studies)
  • Ph.D. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1996, Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • M.A. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1992, Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • M.A. at Sofia University "St. Kliment Okhridski," 1990, History and Theory of Culture
  • B.A. at Sofia University "St. Kliment Okhridski," 1989, Bulgarian Philology
Areas of Expertise
  • Russian Film, Literature, and Media
  • Balkan Film, Literature and Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Identity (ethno-national and religious) studies