School of Modern Languages, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Dina Khapaeva joined the School of Modern Languages in 2012. She received a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. She studies Russian literature and culture, including the grand literary tradition and Soviet and post-Soviet fiction and film. Her research and teaching interests lie on the intersection of cultural studies, memory studies, medievalism, history of emotions, and death studies. Her most recent book, "The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture," (University of Michigan Press) compares the ways of engaging with death and representations of violent death in Russian and American popular culture. In Spring 2016, Khapaeva lectured on Russian ideology and politics at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris, France).