Irina Makoveeva

Center Director, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia

PhD, University of Pittburgh, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2007

PhD, Certificate (Cultural Studies), 2007

Ph.D, Certificate (Film Studies), 2007

MA, in Russian Philology and Comparative Linguistics, Moscow Lomonosov State University, 1987

Courses Taught

Russian Fairy Tales

History of Russian Film

Forbidden Love on Page and screen

Dreams, Visions, nad Nightmares (Russian Culture of the 20th Century

A Tale of Three Cities: Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg (early Russian culture)

New Developments in Post-Soviet Regions

Russian Language (all levels)


"Female Agency in Svetlana Proskurina's Remote access and Vera Storozheva's Traveling with Pets." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema. Vol.11, Issue 1, 2017.

"Screening Anna Karenina: Myth via Novel or Novel via Myth." Tolstoy on Screen. Chicago: Northwestern UP, 2015.

"Crime and Punishment as a Comic Book." Dostoevskii's Overcoat: Influence, Comparison, and Transposition. Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York, 2013.

“Woman Avenger on Post-Soviet Screen.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 4.2. Bristol: Intellect, 2010.

“The New Century: Has the Russian Pandora’s Time Come?” Slavic and East European Journal Vol. 51.2 (Summer 2007).

“Reading Nina Sadur in Translation.” The Oeuvre of Nina Sadur. The Ohio State University, 2005.

“Revisualizing Anna Karenina.” Tolstoy Studies Journal. Vol. XVI, 2004.

“The Chronotope of the Maternity Home.” Studies in Slavic Cultures IV. Pittsburgh, 2003.

Research Interests

Pop-culture adaptations of canonical literary texts

Women Filmmakers

Contemporary Russian Cinema

Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture

American Western

Employment Since Graduation

Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian, Vanderbilt University

Center Director, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), St.Petersburg, Russia

Visiting Professor, St.Petersburg State University

Dissertation Title and Year

Visualizing Anna Karenina, 2007