Faculty Director of the Global Learning Lab
Lecturer of Slavic Studies
Associate Faculty Director of CISLA
Joined Connecticut College: 2012
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin–Madison
Late Soviet Culture
Bulgarian Language and Culture
Slavic and Balkan Cuisines
Jewish Emigration from Eastern Europe
Laura Little teaches Russian language courses and courses on Eastern European cultural history. Her first-year seminar Utopia/Dystopia and other courses in English emphasize the historical and social contexts of artistic works.
Little’s Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “Becoming an Andegraund Poet: Elena Shvarts and the Literary Environment of the Late Soviet Era,” traces Shvarts’s rise to prominence in unofficial artistic circles of 1960s-70s Leningrad, as Saint Petersburg was called in the Soviet era.
As Faculty Director of the Global Learning Lab, Professor Little engages in and promotes globally networked teaching and learning at the College. She coordinates with the Walter Commons Fellows to host events that promote language and cultural learning on campus, and manages the Structured Independent Language Study (SILS) program, which offers students the chance to study languages not taught as part of the formal curriculum. She also works with the Academic Resource Center to offer weekly drop-in group study/tutoring for language learners in the Walter Commons.
Contact Laura Little
Box #SLAVIC STUDIES/Blaustein Humanities Center
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320
102 Blaustein Humanities Center