Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
Areas of Expertise
- Cultural studies
- Russian & Balkan film, literature, and media
- Identity (ethno-national and religious) studies
- Human trafficking and film/media
- Ph.D. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1996, Slavic Languages and Literatures
- Ph.D. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999, Comparative Literature (Film and Gender Studies)
- M.A. at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1992, Slavic Languages and Literatures
- M.A. at Sofia University "St. Kliment Okhridski," 1990, History and Theory of Culture
- B.A. at Sofia University "St. Kliment Okhridski," 1989, Bulgarian Philology
Yana Hashamova is Professor and Chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and an Associate Faculty member of the Departments of Comparative Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Interdisciplinary Program of Film Studies, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Dr. Hashamova is also Associate Researcher at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Institute of Culture and Memory Studies).
In her work, Dr. Hashamova strives to establish links between political ideology, national and gender constructs and culture, while analyzing post-Soviet conditions. She has authored and edited several books as well as published over 25 articles and book chapters in the areas of Russian and Balkan film, media, and literature, all examining national, ethnic, and gender representations. Her forthcoming book explores film and media products depicting trafficking in women.