Miroslava Nikolova

Visiting Lecturer in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Mira Nikolova received a BA in Russian and Psychology from Bowdoin. She went on to pursue her doctoral degree in Slavic Studies at Brown University. While there, she explored the portrayals of physical space in the works of 20th-century figures experiencing various forms of exile, like the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, the Silver Age poet Anna Akhmatova, and the Czechoslovak protest singer and songwriter Karel Kryl. Prof. Nikolova also taught Russian and Czech language classes. She is now thrilled to be teaching at Bowdoin and looks forward to offering language and culture courses that highlight the rich literary and cinematic traditions across Eastern European and Eurasian cultures. 
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  • PhD, Brown University
  • MA, Brown University
  • AB, Bowdoin College