FIG College Connections Faculty: Katya Hokanson - Department of Russian and East European Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Katya Hokanson is Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon, and received her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University and her A. B. in Russian from Williams College. She greatly enjoys introducing students to the awesomeness that is Russian literature and, through the College Connections class, helping them adjust to college life and college academics. Her academic work focuses primarily on nineteenth century Russian literature, a subject on which she has published a book, Writing at Russia's Border (University of Toronto Press), and quite a few articles. She is currently writing a second book on Russian women writer-travelers in Central Asia and the Russian Far East. She has served as head of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Oregon. She and her family very much enjoy living in Oregon and also traveling to new places.