World Languages and Cultures
PhD, Yale University
Professor Israeli received her PhD in Slavic Linguistics from Yale University. Prior to coming to the United States she received a BA equivalent in Russian Language and Literature from Leningrad State University. A specialist in both Russian linguistics and literature, Professor Israeli has been teaching Russian to Americans since 1978, first at Yale and the Middlebury College Summer Program, and then at Grinnell College and SUNY-Albany. She has been at American University since 1990.