Victoria Thorstensson

Department
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Linguistics and Literatures
Title
Assistant Professor
Office
8.427
Email
victoria.thorstensson@nu.edu.kz
Phone
5789

Victoria Thorstensson holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to Nazarbayev University, Dr. Thorstensson taught courses on Russian language, literature and culture at Middlebury College, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research Interests

Dr. Thorstensson’s research interests include 19th-century Russian classical literature, Russian realism, nihilism, polemical novels, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Leskov, serialization, Russian and Soviet intellectual and cultural history, theory and practice of translation, methodology of teaching Russian, and contemporary Kazakhstani Russophone literature.