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Welcome FLTA Olga Dunaevskaya

— by on October 27th, 2016

How to say “Welcome” in Russian: Dobro požalovat’

Olga Dunaevskaya
2016 Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

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Tell us about yourself. 

I am from Russia. I graduated from Moscow State University with a major in journalism. I also got my Ph.D. there in the department of modern Russian. My topic was “A Theory of Styles in Modern Russian.”

What made you come to Washington and Lee as an FLTA?

For the first time I was invited to W&L in 1996. After that I came from time to time and occupied different positions.

What is your favorite part about the area so far?

I love everything here – my job, the college, the nature, the small cozy town. I love my colleagues, my students and my American friend.

Is there anything in particular that you are looking forward to doing while you are in the USA?

I always work hard here on my own essays during my weekends, so this time again I hope to have some “written luggage” with me at the end of the semester.

What are your plans for when you return home?

I hope to publish that stories and essays which should be written here and start an article about the names of colors which are metaphors in Russian language.

What do you like to do for enjoyment?

I enjoy my work and I like to sing old Russian songs, so in summer I am eager to go on a folklore field trip to collect them.

Reach out to Olga at dunaevskayao@wlu.edu.