After completing her BA (The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia) and MA (St Petersburg State University) Dr. Wilkins taught Russian as a foreign language to college students for several years in Russia.
In 2009, she entered the graduate program at UT Austin. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as an instructor for the Russian Flagship Program at Portland State University. Currently, she teaches intensive Russian as well as the second-year non-intensive course.
Her dissertation explores the use of metadiscourse in L2 speaking. Her research interests include development of L2 interactional competence, cross-cultural aspects of intercorporeality, and the impact of study abroad on the intercorporeal repertoire. She is currently researching the use of clicks in L2 presentational mode. She is interested in discourse and conversation analysis.
November 27th, 2019 | Season 2 | 49 mins 59 secs
environmental studies, irkutsk, lake baikal, russian professors in the us, siberia, study abroad programs
On this episode, we meet the wonderful and charming Dr. Evgenia Wilkins, a native of St. Petersburg, who talks about her upcoming Maymester program in Siberia which will explore the richness of Lake Baikal (no knowledge of Russian necessary!)