Nina Familiant

Nina Familiant


Office: Curtin Hall 822
Phone: 414-229-6875


Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literature (UW–Madison)
M.A., Translation (UWM)
B.A., Education (Novosibirsk Pedagogical University)

Courses Taught:

Russian 201: Advanced Russian Grammar
Russian 310: Advanced Reading and Conversation

Teaching Interests:

Heritage speakers, bilingualism, language and technology, Russian for international trade

Research Interests:

19th century Russian literature, children’s literature, Siberia in Russian culture

Other Relevant Activities:

Writing, traveling, translation

Selected Publications or Papers:

Dostoevskii's and George Sand's Quest for mirovaia garmoniia, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Translation in Russian of Changing Times. The Life of Barack Obama by Glen Jeansonne and David Luhrssen. Forthcoming on Maven Mark Books.

Siberia John and the Mystery of the Amazing Zoo (young adult fiction) with Sarah Dedic. Three Towers Press, 2010. The book was nominated for Midwest Book Award (2011).

Novella in the collection of stories Young Literature of Russia (Молодая литература России) Moscow: Vagrius, 2004.