Irina Six

Lecturer, Russian
Academic Program Associate
Primary office:
785-864-1230
Wescoe Hall
Room 2135
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Office Hours:

M, W, 3:00-4:00 and by appointment

Teaching interests: Russian language pedagogy, business Russian.

Degree: Ph.D., Russian University of Friendship of Peoples, Moscow

Selected recent publications:

2013 article: Iazyk russkogo biznesa dlia amerikantsev: opyt korrektirovki ushebnogo slovaria po Natsionalnomu korpusu russkogo iazyka” (“Russian Business Language for American Learners:  Applying the Data from Russian National Corpus to Learners’ Vocabulary», published in Russian). Prostrastvo iazyka – prostranstvo kultury. Moscow, Russia: MARKHI. 117-119.

2008 article: Born in the USSR: Searching High and Low for Post-Soviet Identity. Ulbandus 11: 232–251.

2006 article: Advertising in the Russian Language Classroom. Language and Culture Out of Bounds: Discipline-Blurred Perspectives on the Foreign Language Classroom. Galloway, Vicky and Cothran, Betina, eds. AATSP Professional Development Series Handbook, 6. Mason: Thompson. 151–170.

2005 article: What Language Sells: Western Advertising in Russia.The Journal of Language for International Business 16(2): 1–12.

2003 book chapter: Posobie po russkomu jazyku dlja studentov-inostrancev arxitekturnoj spetsial’nosti. Krushenkov, A. I.; Ivanova-Anninskaia, A.N.; Potapkina, A.P.; and I.A. Fediunina. Moscow: MARCHI. [Co-author of 2 chapters ( pp. 22–35), textbook for foreign students of Russian].

Selected recent grants:

External: Business Language Teaching Research Grants award, Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER). Project: Mastering Business Case Discussion: Data-Driven Teaching Materials for Intermediate Students of Russian.

Internal: KU CREES Grants for Course Development. Projects: Russian for the Profession (2009); Russia and Eastern Europe: Business, Culture, Society (2008); Post-Soviet Communication (2006)


KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad