Tatiana A. Mikhailova, Lecturer in Russian

Tatiana A. Mikhailova, Lecturer in Russian


M.A. in Russian Language and Literature from the Ural State University (Yekaterinburg, Russia).

Research Interests

foreign language pedagogy, film studies, political caricature, and the representation of women in post-Soviet culture.

Job Experience

Senior Instructor of Russian Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder (2004-2019)


  1. “Teaching (by) violence: antiheroines in Ilya Averbakh's Other People's Letters, Soviet Film of the 1970s and Early 1980s: Conformity and Nonconformity amidst Stagnation Decay. Ed. by Marina Rojavin and Tim Harte. London and New York: Routledge, 2021:  57-74.
  2. “The State of Affairs: Screwing Family Values in Putin’s Russia, Russian TV Series in the era of transition: genres, technologies, identities.” Ed. By Alexander Prokhorov, Elena Prokhorova and Rimgaila Salys. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2021:139-165
  3. . “Больше, чем ностальгия (Поздний социализм в телесериалах 2010-х гг.)” [More than Nostalgia (Late Socialism in TV series of the 2010s)], Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, vol. 168, 3 (2021): 127-147. In co-authorship with M. Lipovetsky
  4. “The Myth of Two Goddesses” [on Alexei Fedorchenko’s The Angels of Revolution], Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, 13:3 (2019): 255-259.
  5. “Femininity, patriarchality, and anti-Stalinism in Vladimir Chebotarev’s Wild Honey,” Women in Soviet Film: The Thaw and Post-Thaw Periods, ed. by Marina Rojavin and Tim Harte. London and New York: Routledge, 2018: 73-92.
  6. “Can a mockumentary change the history? (Alexei Fedorchenko’s First on the Moon).  [Может ли псевдодокументальный фильм изменить историю? (фильм Алексея Федорченко «Первые на Луне»)], Filologicheskii klass  1(51): 2018: 121-28.
  7. “A fairy tale about Russian freedom: Svetlana Proskurina’s The Truce [Сказка о русской свободе: «Перемирие» Светланы Проскуриной], Filologicheskii klass 1(43) (2016): 96-111.
  8. “A Caricature of the President: Vladimir Putin in Sergei Elkin’s Drawings,” Zeitschrift für Slavische Philologie. 71:1 (2015): 175-212.
  9. “In Denial” [on Alexander Veledinsky’s The Geographer Drank Away the Globe], Kinokultura 1:2014 (with Mark Lipovetsky).  Russian version as “Несознанка” in Znamia 2014: 4: 198-205.
  10. “The Smoke of the Fatherland: Body as Territory, Sexuality as Identity [Silent Souls by Alexey Fedorchenko],” Kinokultura, April 2012. In Russian:  “Дым отечества: Тело как территория, сексуальность как идентичность в фильме Овсянки [The Smoke of the Fatherland: Body as Territory, Sexuality as Identity in Silent Souls by Alexey Fedorchenko], Uralskii filologicheskii vestnik, 2013: 2: 227—36.
  11. “Flight without Wings: The Subjectivity of a Female War Veteran in Larisa Shepit’ko’s Wings, in Embracing Arms: Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War, ed. by Helena Goscilo. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2012: 81-107 (with M.Lipovetsky). Anthologized in The Russian Cinema Reader. Volume II: The Thaw to the Presented. by Rimgaila Salys (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2013).
  12. “His Family and Other Animals: Putin’s Soft Power,” Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon, ed. by Helena Goscilo. London: Routledge, 2012: 65-81.
  13. “Glamour a lá Oksana Robski,” Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia: Shocking Chic. Ed. by Helena Goscilo and Vlad Stroukov. London: Routledge, 2011: 90-104. In Russian: “Инъекция гламура: Политика прозы Оксаны Робски,” Neprikosnovennyi zapas 6 (2008): 31-46.
  14. “Without Language: How I Ended Last Summer by Alexey Popogrebsky”, Kinokultura¸ October 2010 (with M. Lipovetsky).
  15. "The Visual Representation of Women in Post-Soviet Mass Media" (in Russian). In: A Woman and Visual Signs.  Ed. by Anna Al’chuk. Moscow: Ideia-Press, 2000: 144-51.