Oksana Husieva

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


Oksana Husieva earned her M.A. in Russian and Comparative Literature from the Pennsylvania State University and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas. Oksana has taught Russian and Ukrainian language courses at all levels and her self-designed course “The Supernatural in Russian Literature and Film” that won the departmental graduate course competition. She also assisted the faculty with teaching the courses on Russian folklore and culture. Her research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian and Ukrainian literature and culture, Russian and Ukrainian folklore, women’s and gender studies, testimonial narratives, and autobiography studies. Her doctoral dissertation titled “The Art of Lament: Redefining the Tradition of Mourning in Russian Women’s Writing” examines how in their literary testimonies of Stalin’s repressions, Anna Akhmatova and Nadezhda Mandelstam draw on narrative models developed by the nineteenth-century peasant author Irina Fedosova.

Entered program: Fall 2016

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KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
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