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Dr Rory E Finnin

Fellowship Type
College Position
Director of Studies in MML (Part IB and Year Abroad) Tutor
University Position
University Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies; Director, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme; Chair, Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies
Slavonic Studies
PhD in Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature (with distinction), Columbia University
Research Interests
My primary research interest is the interplay of literature and national identity in Ukraine. I also study Soviet Russian dissident literature and Turkish nationalist literature. My broader interests include nationalism theory, human rights discourse, and problems of cultural memory.
Teaching Interests
I direct Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, a programme of the Department of Slavonic Studies. I supervise all areas of modern Ukrainian literature, culture, and history at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I coordinate and teach Papers Uk1 and Uk2 in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.