Elena Sukhina

I am Elena Sukhina. I am a 25-year-old Muscovite, with deep roots in Russia, but a big passion for foreign languages and cultures, including English, German, and Spanish.

I earned my MA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from Moscow State University (MGU), Faculty of Foreign Languages, in 2002 and then PhD in Cultural Studies in 2005.

During that period, I taught US, British and German Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, considered the issue of national identities for my thesis and did all kinds of translations. I also spent a lot of time, travelling – both in "virtual reality", through my research, and in real life, on different student programs.

Meanwhile, I kept pursuing my major passion – drama, which, apart from teaching, has always been the best way to bring together all my interests and hobbies: poetry, dance (flamenco and Russian gypsy), and interaction with the audience.

Now, that I have finished my postgraduate studies and received a Fulbright FLTA scholarship, I have entered into a very interesting period of my life: I am working in Oregon, USA, exploring American drama and music resources (live!), teaching Russian and trying to help my students open up through music, poetry, and drama.

Although I have always been involved with foreign languages and cultures throughout my life, I sincerely love Russia, its "mysterious soul", nature, and people. I am very happy and proud to share my love and knowledge of Russia with Americans and discover America for myself "in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus".

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
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