Irina Vasilyeva Meier

Lecturer III of Russian

Photo: Irina Vasilyeva Meier

Phone: 505-277-4771
Fax: 505-277-3599
Office: 323B

Personal Statement:

Irina Vasilyeva Meier's interdisciplinary research focuses on the development of Russian terrorism from the second half of the 19th through the 21st centuries and the birth of the modern terrorist in the Russian revolutionary period. In her work, she explores the philosophical contexts in which terrorism exists today, traces the development of terrorists’ self-representation, and examines Russian terrorism from the angle of cultural studies.

Educational History:

2016, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina
Dissertation: Evil Men Have No Songs: The Terrorist and Littérateur Boris Savinkov, 1879-1925. 
2010, M.A. in English, Eastern New Mexico University 
2008, B.S. in Political Science, Eastern New Mexico University 
2006, Specialist (equivalent to Master's) in Translation and Theory of Translation, Linguistics, Vyatka State University of Humanities, Kirov, Russia.

Research Interests:

  • Russian language, all levels
  • 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture
  • Terrorism in Russia
  •  Russian film
  • Women's issues in Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Russian national identity and exile