Yana Hashamova

Yana Hashamova

Yana Hashamova

Professor of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Professor of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts (by courtesy)


400F Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural studies
  • Balkan film, literature, and media
  • Russian film, literature, and media
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Identity (ethno-national and religious) studies


  • Ph.D. - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Comparative Literature, Film and Gender Studies, 1999/Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1996)

Yana Hashamova is Professor and Chair of the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty of the Film Studies Program, Affiliate Faculty of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme, Comparative Studies, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. She is the first international scholar to be named Honorary Research Associate at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Institute of Culture and Memory Studies). Dr. Hashamova is also editor of the Slavic and East European Journal, the publication of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. In her work, she strives to establish links between political ideology and constructs of national and gender identities in cultures, while analyzing post-Soviet conditions.

She has authored and edited several books as well as published over 30 articles and book chapters in the areas of Russian and Balkan film, media, and literature, all examining national, ethnic, and gender representations. Her current project (a co-edited volume) explores the dynamic representations of the recent movement of people to, from, and through the Balkans, advancing public dialogue surrounding the issues of migrants and refugees.

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