Maria Whittle


M.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley 2017
B.A. Russian, Pomona College 2012

Entered Berkeley program in 2015

Paper submitted with application to Berkeley:
“The Spontaneous Body: The Paradox of Womanhood in the Soviet Master Plot”

Research Interests: Late-Soviet and post-Soviet literature and culture, Socialist Realism, Siberian literature, regional literatures, Soviet minority literatures, literary realism, geopoetics, narrative theory

Languages known and studied: Russian, German, Czech, Kyrgyz

Study/Work Abroad:

2007-08: Rotary Youth Exchange to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
Summer 2010: Critical Language Scholar to Ufa, Russia
Fall 2010: Middlebury Language School in Moscow, Russia
2012-2013: Volkshochschüle Köln  and Au Pair in Cologne, Germany
Summer 2016: FLAS to Prague, Czech Republic
Summer 2018: FLAS to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Summer 2019: Resident Director for Critical Language Scholarship program in Vladimir, Russia