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Anna Oldfield

Current Positions:
Fulbright Scholar, Ablai Khan University of World Languages, Almaty Kazakhstan, 2010-11
Scholar in Residence, Department of Comparative Literature, Hamilton College, 2010-2011

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ph.D., May 2008, Languages and Cultures of Asia
Minor: Folklore/Ethnomusicology
Dissertation: The Women Ashiqs of Azerbaijan: Tradition and Transformation

University of Arizona - Tucson
M.A., 1998, Department of Russian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Minor: Cultural Studies
Master’s Thesis: Tell Them “In Ukraine We Eat Blood”

University of New Mexico - Albuquerque
B.A., 1994, Russian Studies
Minor: English

Grants and Fellowships:
Fulbright Scholar Fellowship for Teaching and Research in Kazakhstan, 2010-11
Postdoctoral Fellowship for “Islam in Asia,” Hamilton College, 2008-10
Social Science Research Council Dissertation Write-up Fellowship, 2006-7
Fulbright-Hayes Dissertation Research Fellowship in Azerbaijan, 2005-6
Fulbright-IIE Research Fellowship/Islamic Civilizations Initiative, Azerbaijan, 2004-5
FLAS Language Study Fellowship (Azerbaijani) Indiana University, summer 2003
FLAS Language Study Fellowship (Kazakh) University of Wisconsin-Madison 2002-3
FLAS Language Study Fellowship (Turkish), Boğazıcı University, Istanbul, summer 2002
Helen Sherban Lapica Ukrainian Studies Fellowship, Fieldwork: Rivne, Ukraine, 1997
US Department of Information Fellowship - ACTR Academic Year in Moscow, 1993-94.

2010-11 - Department of Literature and Translation, Ablai Khan University:
Graduate seminars: Academic Writing; Contemporary Literature; Literature and Theory
Undergraduate courses: Survey of British Literature, Survey of World Literature
Teacher Training Workshops in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: Methods of Teaching Academic Writing; American Literature in the Curriculum
Since 2008 - Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Hamilton College:
Adventure and Magic in Epics of the Near East; Muslim Women Writers and Filmmakers; Russian Literature of Empire and Rebellion; Dostoevsky/Pamuk-The Divided Self; Eastern Europe in Fiction and Film; Cultures of the Silk Road.
Appointed Lecturer: Turkish-Azeri Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007-2008.
Teaching Assistant: Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.
Teaching Assistant: Women in Turkish Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, summer 2003, summer 2004.
Teaching Assistant: Strangers in Strange Lands: Literature of Travel and Exploration, University of Arizona, 2000.
Moscow Group Leader, Summer Internship Program in Russia, University of Arizona Study Abroad Program, 1999.
Moscow Group Leader: Semester Program in Russia, University of Arizona Study Abroad Program, 1996.
Teaching Assistant: Russian 101, 102, 201, 202 University of Arizona, 1995.

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