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.
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.
Thorstensson, V., 2016 In : Russian Review. 75, 1, p. 20-44
Nihilist Fashion in 1860s–1870s Russia: The Aesthetic Relations of Blue Spectacles to Reality
Thorstensson, V., 2016 In : Clothing Cultures. 3, 3, p. 265–281
Darwin, Dostoevsky, and Russia’s Radical Youth
Thorstensson, V., Bethea, D., 2016 Dostoevsky Beyond Dostoevsky. Academic Studies Press, p. 35-62