Current students

2016-2017

Erin Franklin

Erin Franklin joined the department in the linguistics track in 2010, after completing her master’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. She is interested in conversation and discourse analysis, sign languages, and the role of gesture in languages.

Miriam Tripaldi

Music and literature; arts and politics; gender and politics; Russian cultural history; Soviet politics and culture.
Biography: 

After completing master’s degrees in Classics and musicology, Miriam Tripaldi began her doctoral studies at the University of Chicago where she is pursuing a double Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Music History and Theory. She also holds a master's degree in ethnomusicology received at the University of Chicago.

Her interests include the intersections of music and literature; arts and politics; gender and politics; Russian cultural history; Soviet politics and culture. She is also interested in questions of “otherness” in Russian culture, especially in terms of the ways Muslims were depicted in opera and theatrical texts.

Tripaldi has already presented her research at national and international conferences such as the American Musicological Society, the International Musicological Society, Institute for Russian Music Studies.