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Elizabeth Burkum

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Previous degree: B.A. with a double major in Russian Studies and French (literature emphasis), minor in Russian--Grand Valley State University, 2012

Entered program: Fall 2012

Academic Interests: 20th century Russian literature, Isaak Babel, Dostoevsky, Gogol and poshlost', the grotesque, French influence on Russian literature and culture, literary translation, and Russian language pedagogy.


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