Yana Hashamova

Professor and Chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
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Yana Hashamova (Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is Professor and Chair of   the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and an Associate Faculty member of the Departments of Comparative Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality  Studies, the Film Studies Program, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. She has published Pride and Panic: Russian Imagination of the West in Post-Soviet Film (Bristol, UK: Intellect Press, distributed in the US by University of Chicago Press, Spring 07) as well as numerous articles in the areas of Russian film, Balkan culture and film, comparative literature and the arts, critical theory and gender studies. Her co-edited volumes (with Helena Goscilo) Cinepaternity: Fathers and Sons in Soviet and Post-Soviet Film was published by Indiana University Press (2010) and Embracing Arms: Cultural Representations of Slavic and Balkan Women in War by Central European University Press (2012). Her current forthcoming volumes include Beyond Mosque, Church and State: Alternative Narratives to Nationhood in the Balkans and Transgressive Women in Russian and East European Culture: From the Bad to the Blasphemous. She strives to establish links between political ideology, critical psychoanalysis, and cinema, while analyzing post-Soviet conditions. Her most recent work explores film representations of trafficking in women.