Natalia Dame


Contact Information

E-mail: dame@usc.edu

Education

  • M.A. English, Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, 06/2001
  • M.A. Russian, University of Southern California, 08/2011


Employment History

  • Russian Language Resident, Pomona College, California, 2001 - 2003
  • Russian Teaching Assistant (Summer Intensive Language Program), Beloit College, Wisconsin, 2003 - 2003
  • English Language Instructor, Language Schools in Odessa, Ukraine; Moscow, Russia; Casablanca, Morocco; Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana; Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 2003 - 2007
  • English Language Instructor, Rice University, Texas, 2007 - 2009
  • Assistant Lecturer, Intermediate Russian I, USC, 2010
  • Assistant Lecturer, Beginning Russian II, USC, 2011
  • Assistant Lecturer, Intermediate Russian I, USC, 2011-2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Metamorphoses: Humans and other Terrestrial Beings, USC, 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Symbols and Conceptual Systems: Thematic Option Honors Program, USC, 2013

Research


Conference Presentations

  • USC 6th Annual Graduate Research Symposium , 4/2014
  • ASEEES, Boston, MA, 11/2013
  • AATSEEL, Boston, MA, 1/2013
  • ASEEES, New Orleans, LA, 11/2012
  • Canadian Association of Slavists, University of Waterloo, Canada, 5/2012
  • AATSEEL, Seattle, WA, 1/2012
  • California Slavic Colloquium, Stanford University, 4/2011
  • AATSEEL, Pasadena, CA, 1/2011
  • Canadian Association of Slavists, Montreal, QC , 5/2010
  • California Slavic Colloquium, USC , 4/2010

Other Presentations


  • "Russia in Distress or the Tortured Virgins in the Russian Satirical Journals of 1905-1906 ", USC 6th Annual Graduate Research Symposium, USC, Los Angeles, Spring 2014   
  • "Pastoral Space as an Epic Stand-in in the Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel", ASEEES Conference, Boston, MA, Fall 2013   
  • "Teaching Through Games: Let the Fun Begin", AATSEEL Conference, Boston, MA, Spring 2013   
  • "Using Czech Fairy-Tales to Teach Literacy Skills", AATSEEL Conference, Boston, MA, Spring 2013   
  • "The Making of a Righteous Man in Leskov’s "Figura"", ASEEES Conference, New Orleans, LA, Fall 2012   
  • "Invariance in Zoshchenko’s Rasskazy o Lenine or Have You Passed the Carafe Test?", CAS Conference, University of Waterloo, Canada, Spring 2012   
  • "Using Czech Songs to Reinforce Textbook Vocabulary and Grammar", AATSEEL Conference, Seattle, Washington, Spring 2012   
  • "Why is Sharikov Dead or The Fate of Creatures in Frankenstein and Heart of a Dog", AATSEEL Conference, Seattle, Washington, Spring 2012   
  • "Censorship and the Russian Satirical Journals of 1905-06: The Battle for Freedom of Speech", AATSEEL Conference, Pasadena, California, Spring 2011   
  • "Sterile Encounters in Pushkin’s Evgenii Onegin", California Slavic Colloquium, Stanford University, California, Spring 2011   
  • "The Search for Female Identity in the Fictional Diaries by Lidiia Zinov’eva-Annibal and Valery Briusov", CAS Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, Fall 2010   
  • "The Case of Nikita Firsov", California Slavic Colloquium, USC, Los Angeles, Spring 2010   

Publications


  • Book Review
    Dame, N. V. (2010). Kukulin, I., M. Lipovetskii, and M Maiofis, eds. Veselye chelovechki: Kul'turnye geroi sovetskogo detstva. Slavic and East European Journal. pp. 383-384.
     
    Newspaper
    Dame, N. V. (2013). Using Czech Fairy Tales to Teach Literacy Skills. Czech Language News. pp. 2-6. PubMed Web Address
     


Honors and Awards

  • Bing Arnold Endowed Fellowship, 2013-2014   
  • Conference Travel Grant, USC Graduate Student Government, Spring 2014   
  • Round Two Finalist at USC 6th Graduate Research Symposium , Spring 2014   
  • Conference Travel Grant, USC Graduate Student Government, Spring 2013   
  • Conference Travel Grant, Graduate Studies Committee of CSLC, USC, Fall 2012   
  • SSRC Eurasia Program Title VIII 2012 Workshop in Quantitative Methods at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 6/14/2012-6/19/2012  
  • Conference Travel Grant, Graduate Studies Committee of CSLC, USC , Spring 2012   
  • Conference Travel Grant, Graduate Studies Committee of CSLC, USC, Fall 2011   
  • Intensive Czech Language Course Grant, Spring 2011   
  • STARTALK grant to attend a two-week STARTALK seminar in Second Language and Immersion Methodologies in Concordia Villages, Bemidji, Minnesota, 6/27/2010-7/10/2010  
  • Conference Travel Grant, Slavic Department, USC, Spring 2010   
  • Government of Russian Federation stipend. Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, Russia, 2000-2001   
  • United States Information Agency fellowship for study at Pomona College, California, 1998-1999   
  • United States Information Agency fellowship for study at American Fork High School, Utah, 1995-1996   

Service to the Profession


Professional Memberships


  • The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), 2011-2014  
  • The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), 2011-2014  
  • Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS), 2010-2014  

Review Panels


  • 2012 AATSEEL conference, SLA and Pedagogy Division, Fall 2011   

Other Service to the Profession


  • Organized Russian thematic lunches such as Russian Weddings, Russian Superstitions, Russian Folk Songs, Russian Dances, and Russian Customs, 2010-2011   
  • Attended bi-weekly teacher training workshops hosted by the Slavic Department at USC , 2010-2011   
  • Bibliography editor for Working Group for Studying Russian Children's Literature and Culture. For further information see http://www.wgrclc.com/contact-us/, Spring 2011   
  • Attended USC Language Teacher Training Program for Assistant Lecturers, Fall 2010