Anna Shkireva

Photo: Anna Shkireva
Office: 319A
Office Hours: M 10:00-11:00; 3:00-4:00, W 4:00-5:00, F 3:00-4:00 and by appointment


Anna is from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. She got her MA degree in International Relations at the State University of Nizhny Novgorod where she defended her thesis with honors on the Informational War between US and Russia. In 2010, Anna came to US to study foreign languages at the University of New Mexico. During her studies at UNM, she has been awarded several scholarships to study Spanish in Ecuador and Mandarin Chinese in China and completed her second MA degree in TESOL.

Now, Anna is enrolled in the College of Education and currently working toward PhD in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies. Her main interests are second language acquisition, instructional communication, pedagogical issues, enhancement of students' learning in a lower level of the foreign language classroom and instructional strategies and classroom applications that support the development of students’ interest and persistence. Anna is passionate about teaching and learning foreign languages, sharing Russian culture with students, hiking, snowboarding, and kayaking. Her next personal goal is to climb Mt. Elbrus.

At UNM Anna teaches Introductory Russian RUSS 1110 and RUSS 1120. She is also leading the UNM Russian club, Kamchatka, which gathers students who are interested in Russian culture and language.