Kathryn Schild, Ph.D. 2011

Dissertation: Between Moscow and Baku: National Literatures at the 1934 Congress of Soviet Writers (2010).

After Berkeley, Kathryn Schild taught at Tulane University as Professor of Practice in Russian (2010–2014).

A native of Alaska, she lived and studied in Moldova and St. Petersburg while still in high school. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Princeton University, and attended summer programs at Moscow State University, and Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. Her research interests include how literature presents identity, power, and nationality; Soviet literary politics; and cross-cultural encounters. Her dissertation argues for a new understanding of Soviet literature as multinational. In addition to Russian, she works with other languages of the former Soviet Union, including Azeri and (Moldovan) Romanian, and the intersection of Russian and Turkish literature.

At Tulane, she taught Russian language at all levels and a variety of literature courses.

She then moved to her native Alaska, where she continues to work as an educator specializes in student-focused instruction to develop writing, reading, critical thinking, presentation, and second language communication skills.