Marina Filipovic

Lecturer in Russian



Roger Williams Hall, Room 227


Pronouns: she/her/hers

Marina Filipovic received her M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from University of Illinois at Chicago, with a specialization in Russian and Yugoslav literature; and her Ph.D. in Russian literature and film from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Before joining the faculty at Bates in 2021, she was teaching Russian literature, film, and language courses at William & Mary. Marina teaches courses in Russian and European Studies and specializes in early Soviet literature and film.

Her research interests include Soviet and post-Soviet literature and film, technology, gender studies, the avant-garde, socialist realism, Soviet history of science, Yugoslav and post-YU literatures and film

Courses Taught at Bates College:


RUSS 102: Elementary Russian II

RUSS 201: Intermediate Russian I

RUSS 301: Advanced Russian I

EU/RU 313: Hard & Soft Socialism: Literatures, Films, and Cultures of the USSR and Socialist Yugoslavia

RUSS s27: From Baba Yaga to Putin: Myths and Legends in Russian Culture



Current Courses

Winter Semester 2023

EUS 247 / RUSS 247
Putin’s Russia on Film: Russian Cinema in Contemporary Cultural and Political Context

RUSS 102
Elementary Russian II