Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Visiting Scholars

 Irish Canada University Foundation - Cormac Ó Feinneadha

Cormac O Feinneadha

Cormac Ó Feinneadha is from Dublin where he was raised with Irish as his first language. He has a degree in History and Irish, a postgrad in translation and an MA in Language Planning. He has worked with various organisations in Ireland working on the preservation of the Irish language including Gaeloideachas who establish Irish medium schools. Cormac has a keen interest in Gaelic sports and the Gaelic Athletic Association. He has been teaching Irish for a number of years to both children and adults.

Stuart Ramsay Tompkins Visiting Professorship - Dr. Tatiana Saburova

Dr. Saburova

Dr. Tatiana Saburova is a Senior Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Tompkins Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta this (2017-18) academic year. She was a Visiting Professor at Indiana University in 2015-2017 and will be teaching at the Department of History in Indiana University next academic year.

Her first book (in Russian) was on the social and cultural representations of Russian intellectuals (Mythologies of the Russian Intellectual World: Socio-Cultural Representations of the Russian Intelligentsia in the Nineteenth Century, 2005). The second book (in Russian) Friendship, Family, Revolution: Nikolai Charushin and the Populist Generation of the 1870s, 2016) was co-authored with Ben Eklof (Indiana University) and published in Moscow in 2016, and its English language version A Generation of Revolutionaries. Nikolai Charushin and Russian Populism from the Great Reforms to Perestroika was published by Indiana University Press in 2017.

Tatiana was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Indiana University (2011), DAAD visiting scholar at Freiburg University (2010), a visiting scholar at Tüebingen University (2013) and Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich (2016).

She is a member of International Auto/Biography Association (Europe), Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and she is an editorial board member of “AvtobiografiЯ,” Journal of Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture (Padua University)

Her research deals with history of the Russian intelligentsia, history of generations and social memory, life writing and Russian auto/biography from the late 18th to the early-20th century, and recently with history of photography in Imperial and Soviet Russia.

Dr. Saburova is also working with Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University on building a Siberian Collaborative Research Network website which will act as a hub for research, teaching and communication and will be a part of Siberian Studies at Indiana University.