Irina Vasilyeva Meier

Lecturer III of Russian

Photo: Irina Vasilyeva  Meier
Phone:  505-277-4771
Curriculum vitae
Office:  323B
Hours:  M W F 1-2.

Research Area/s:



Personal Statement:

Irina Vasilyeva Meier's interdisciplinary research focuses on the development of Russian terrorism from the second half of the 19th through the 21st centuries and the birth of the modern terrorist in the Russian revolutionary period. In her work, she explores the philosophical contexts in which terrorism exists today, traces the development of terrorists’ self-representation, and examines Russian terrorism from the angle of cultural studies.

Educational History:

2016, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina

Dissertation: Evil Men Have No Songs: The Terrorist and Littérateur Boris Savinkov, 1879-1925. 

2010, M.A. in English, Eastern New Mexico University 

2008, B.S. in Political Science, Eastern New Mexico University 

2006, Specialist (equivalent to Master's) in Translation and Theory of Translation, Linguistics, Vyatka State University of Humanities, Kirov, Russia.

Research Interests:

  • Russian language, all levels
  • 19th and 20th century Russian literature and culture
  • Terrorism in Russia
  •  Russian film
  • Women's issues in Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Russian national identity and exile