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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 PhD student in KU’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. She earned her BA in Russian Studies from the College of William and Mary, and her MA in Russian Language and Literature at Boston College, as well as an MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures from KU. In addition, Molly studied Russian business and media translation at American University, and has been working as a translator for five years.  She has lived and studied in Pyatigorsk, in Russia’s northern Caucasus region, where she was a volunteer interpreter at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. While teaching English in Russia, Molly worked with her students to investigate the outcomes of the 2012 US presidential elections and explore the news ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. She also teaches all levels of Russian language courses at KU, where she is working on her dissertation on second language acquisition.

Entered program: Fall 2016


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