Olga Mukhortova

Olga Mukhortova

Lecturer of Russian

1890 East-West Rd | 489 Moore Hall | Honolulu, HI 96822

E-mail:  omu@hawaii.edu

Personal pages: academia.edu

Office hours Fall 2017: MWF 11:30 – 11.20 and by appointment



Ph.D., in progress, Slavic and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh, expected 2018

M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

M.A., Cultural Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia, 2001

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Russian and Bulgarian Languages and Literatures, Teaching Russian for Foreign Students. Samara Academy for the Humanities, Samara, Russia, 1997


Oral Proficiency Interview – Full Certification, Russian Language, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2015

Teaching Certificate, Russian as a Foreign Language, Moscow State University, 2010



  • RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian
  • RUSS 209 Russian Phonetics
  • RUSS 303 Advanced Russian
  • RUSS 311 Cinema for Russian Conversation


  • Empire and Post-colonial Theory
  • Contemporary Russian Film
  • Star and Celebrity Studies
  • Women in Cinema
  • Russian iconography


  • Renata Litvinova’s star persona.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 11(2017): 20-37.
  • “The Death of Anna Karenina: Light and an Extinguished Candle.” Studies in Slavic Cultures XIII: Short Form. Pittsburgh. May, 2017.
  • “Renata Litvinova’s Last Cigarette: the Gesture of Smoking as a Cinematic Device and Anti-Imperial Strategy.” Film, Media and Digital Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. Forthcoming in January 2018.
  • Auterism and the State.” Book chapter. Forthcoming in December 2018.

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