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Yana Hashamova

Yana Hashamova

Yana Hashamova

Professor of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Professor of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts (by courtesy)



400F Hagerty Hall
175 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43214

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural studies
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Balkan film, literature, and media
  • Identity (ethno-national and religious) studies
  • Russian film, literature, and media


  • PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • MA University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • MA Sofia University "St. Kliment Okhridski"
  • BA Sofia University "St. Kliment Okhridski"

Yana Hashamova is the first international scholar to be named Honorary Research Associate at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Institute of Culture and Memory Studies). Hashamova is also editor of the Slavic and East European Journal, the publication of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. In her work, she strives to establish links between political ideology and constructs of national and gender identities in cultures, while analyzing post-Soviet conditions.

She has authored and edited several books as well as published over 30 articles and book chapters in the areas of Russian and Balkan film, media, and literature, all examining national, ethnic, and gender representations.

Advancing public dialogue surrounding the issues of migrants and refugees, her current project (a co-edited volume) explores the dynamic representations of the recent movement of people to, from, and through the Balkans.

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