Olha Tytarenko, Ph.D.
Biography: Dr. Olha Tytraenko has a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from University of Toronto; M.A. in Russian and Comparative Literature from Pennsylvania State University; M.A. in English Language and Literature with minors in German, Polish, World Literature, Translation studies and B.A. in English Language and Literature from Lviv Ivan Franko National University. Currently, Dr. Tytraenko serves as an Assistant Professor of Practice of Russian.
Research: My primary research interests are in nineteenth-century Russian literature, cultural history, political mythology, and Russian religious thought. My current research focuses on the role of mythology and mythologizing in politics both of the past epochs and in contemporary Russian society, specifically on the ways several core cultural myths were and continue to be exploited by figures in power to secure and maintain the status quo.