Kerrianne Monahan has been working at the American Embassy in Moscow since July 1998 for the Department of Immigration and Naturalization as a contract worker through Pacific Architects and Engineers. She deals with the public when it comes to submitting immigration applications (this can be anyone from a refugee from Baku to a granny from a small Ukrainian village to the occasional U.S. citizen wanting to bring over "Svetlana," his new Internet bride.). It's fun, easy, and she gets to use Russian all day long. It also enables her to travel all over the former Soviet Union. Last year she went hiking in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. This year she hopes to go to the Altai region or Lake Baikal. (03/2001)
Why KU Slavic?
KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad