Before joining UGA’s Russian Flagship Program in 2019, Dr. Shapiro taught Russian and Composition for American Academic Communication II at Penn State University for several years. She has served as an ESL instructor at Moscow State Linguistics University and various other institutions.
In 2016 she completed her dissertation in literature analyzing the concepts of Time, Space and Memory in Vladimir Nabokov’s biographical prose of the American period, and has authored a series of publications on Nabokov’s work.
Dr. Shapiro earned her master’s degree in second language acquisition (specializing in English and French) and general linguistics at Moscow State Linguistics University in 2007. Her fields of interest are cinematography, Russian theater, and literature. She is excited to join the Russian Flagship Program at UGA!