Svetlana Korshunova

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
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038 East Pyne


I received my candidate of sciences degree (PhD equivalent) from the Moscow State Pedagogical University in 1992. Before coming to Princeton, I taught all levels of the Russian language and coordinated the Russian heritage program at the University of Pennsylvania. I developed a number of content-based courses, including “History in Russian Animation,” “Russian Humor,” “Doctor Zhivago in Historical Context,” and “The Living and the Dead: The Great Patriotic War in Russian Cultural Imagination.” My interests include language pedagogy, technology-enhanced instruction, and the development of teaching materials for heritage speakers.

Current Project: 

I am currently working on an online textbook for Russian heritage learners.