Iryna Hniadzko

Iryna Hniadzko

Graduate Student in Slavic Studies

Iryna (Irina) was born and raised in Belarus.  She studied in St. Petersburg and since 2009, she has been working and studying in the United States. She has taught a variety of Russian language courses of all levels at several American universities.

Dissertation Topic

Currently she is writing a dissertation about the literary style of a recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich. In her dissertation, she studies the writer's style and techniques and compares her to other writers who have written within similar genres. 

  • B.A. in Liberal Arts and B.A. in Linguistics, June 2006, Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Joint Program on higher education with St. Petersburg State University in Russia and Bard College in the United States)
  • M.A. in Linguistics, June 2008, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. 
  • M.A. in Slavic Studies, May 2013, Brown University, USA.
Research Interests
  • Intersection of literature and language
  • Russian Literature of the 20th Century