Elena E. Boudovskaia


Assistant Teaching Professor


Department of Slavic Languages
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Elena Boudovskaia earned her BS in Structural Linguistics from Moscow State University, and MA and PhD in Slavic Linguistics from UCLA. Before joining the Slavic Languages Department at Georgetown in 2011, she taught Russian at UCLA, Columbia University, and Vassar College. She also taught courses in Slavic Folklore (Vassar College), ESL (UCLA), and Beginning Ukrainian (Vassar College). Research interests include: Croatian, Ukrainian and other Slavic dialects in historical perspective; Rusyn, a minority Slavic language; Slavic folklore, traditional and contemporary.


  • MLIS (2007) UCLA, Library and Information Studies
  • PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures (2006) UCLA, Slavic Department
  • Teaching Certificate in TESOL (2001) UCLA, Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • MA in Slavic Languages and Literatures (1998) UCLA, Slavic Department


  • Bulgarian (read)
  • Church Slavic (speak, read, write)
  • Croatian (speak, read, write)
  • Czech (speak, read)
  • Dutch (read)
  • French (speak, read)
  • German (read)
  • Polish (read)
  • Russian (speak, read, write)
  • Serbian (speak, read, write)
  • Slavic (Other) (read)
  • Spanish (read)
  • Ukrainian (speak, read)