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Molly Godwin-Jones

Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2137
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Molly Godwin-Jones is a first year graduate student in KU’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. Originally from Virginia, Molly earned a B.A. in Russian Studies from The College of William and Mary, then went on to study Russian in Pyatigorsk, a small town in Russia’s northern Caucasus region. Upon returning to the US, Molly earned an M.A. in Russian Language and Literature at Boston College, where she also began studying translation. She expanded her skills in this area by earning a graduate certificate in Russian translation from American University. To further both her translation and language abilities, Molly returned to Pyatigorsk State University, where she earned a second B.A. in Russian-German-English translation. Molly’s research interests include historical morphology, socio-linguistics and  second language acquisition.

Entered program: Fall 2016


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