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Natalia Malinina

Senior Lecturer

  • (847) 467-6478
  • 1880 Campus Dr., Kresge Hall, Suite 3305 (Office 3225), Evanston, IL 60208
  • Office Hours: Monday 2:00-4:00pm and by appointment

Prior to coming to Northwestern University in 1997, Natalia Malinina held a teaching position in the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She worked there for more than 10 years. During that time, she not only taught Russian in Moscow, but also served as a visiting lecturer at Conacry University in Guinea, Africa, for three years.


Master's majoring in Linguistics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. Her thesis focused on making the comic aspects of authorial speech in works by Chekhov and Shukshin accessible to a foreign student through commentary. Graduated with honors.

Recent courses taught:

  • Slavic 101 Elementary Russian
  • Slavic 102 Intermediate Russian 102
  • Slavic 303 Advanced Russian 303
  • Slavic 304 Russian for Advanced and Native Speakers


She was selected for the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 Faculty Honor Roll, presented by the Northwestern University Associated Student Government.