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Dr. Carlotta Chenoweth

Assistant Professor of Russian



Dr. Carlotta Chenoweth received her B.A. with Honors in 2009 from Wellesley College, majoring in Russian and Cognitive Science. She spent the next few years living in Moscow and Vladimir, Russia, where she taught English and worked in the independent Russian media sphere. Returning to the United States in 2013, she completed her M.Phil. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale University in 2016 and her Ph.D. in the same department in 2020. Her research focuses on the culture of Soviet and contemporary Russia; her first book project, The Illiterate Text, explores the first Soviet literacy campaign in 1920s Russia. Her other research interests include the intersection of literature and technology, the digital humanities, and the history of Soviet and Russian media.

Dr. Chenoweth joined USMA in 2019. For this academic year, Dr. Chenoweth will be serving as the interim Program Director of the Russian Program in DFL. She resides in Newburgh and enjoys hiking across the beautiful Hudson Highlands.