Meet the Team!

Marina Alexandrova

Born and raised in Saratov, Russia, Dr. Alexandrova teaches Russian language, culture, and history at UT-Austin. Her current research interests include religions in Russia, experiential learning, and drama-based pedagogy. To read about Dr. Alexandrova's past and current projects, visit her UT-Austin faculty profile.

Maria Khotimsky

Dr. Maria Khotimsky is Senior Lecturer in Russian at Global Languages section at MIT. Her research areas include literary translation and translingualism, as well as content-based and project-based language instruction, with a focus on Russian for STEM curriculum.

Irina Kogel

Professor Kogel is Lecturer in Russian at Davidson College. A heritage speaker of Russian from Belarus, Professor Kogel is interested in heritage language acquisition and the use of technology in language learning.