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Alex Averbuch
PhD Candidate



Commodity culture; queer, feminist, and critical race theory; transnational cultures; poetry and poetics; comparative literature; the European Enlightenment; Russian and Ukrainian modernisms; Jewish studies; contemporary Ukrainian, Russian, and Hebrew literature; translation; creative writing in foreign language pedagogy. 



PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto. Dissertation: “Trading Words for Things: Practical Dimensions of Poetry in Russian, Ukrainian, and Hebrew” (2015-present)

MA (summa cum laude) in German, Russian, and East European Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014)

BA in Comparative and Hebrew Literature, and Communication, Tel Aviv University (2011)


SLA101 - Elementary Russian
SLA208 - Intermediate Ukrainian
SLA220 - Intermediate Russian
SLA320 - Advanced Russian with elements of creative writing in foreign language learning
SLA 212 - The Russian Novel

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