Mila Nazyrova

Lecturer in Foreign Languages

Ph.D. University of Southern California (Slavic Languages and Literatures) B.A. Moscow State University (Classical Languages and Literatures)

Mila Nazyrova has been teaching Russian language and culture courses since 2001. She teaches a broad variety of Russian language courses as well as courses for heritage speakers and intensive language courses. Some examples of content-based courses that she teaches in Russian include “The Wonders of Advertising,” based on Victor Pelevin’s cyberpunk prose, “Moscow, St.Petersburg and Beyond”– а course on Russian civilization and “Russian Song from Folklore to Contemporary Culture.” Mila’s research interests focus on Russian art and culture at the turn of the twentieth century and early Soviet era including symbolist art, modernist architecture and the reception of Greek and Roman pastoral themes.

Office Location

403 Williams Hall

Office Hours

M 3:30 - 5:30pm and by appt.






Courses Taught

Fall 2021

RUSS360 Russian for Heritage Students I

REES456 Fear and Loathing of Capitalism in Russian Literature of the 19th Century

Spring 2022

RUSS105/505 Accelerated Elementary Russian

RUSS361 Russian for Heritage Speakers II