Yana Hashamova, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, is Director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at the Ohio State University. She is also Associate Faculty member of the Departments of Comparative Studies, Film Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Mershon Center for International Security. Her co-edited (with Helena Goscilo) volume Cinepaternity: Fathers and Sons in Soviet and Post-Soviet Film came out from Indiana University Press (March 2010). She has also co-edited (wiith Helena Goscilo) a special section 'Women in War: Mobilisation, Manipulation, and Marginalisation on the Eastern Front', ASPASIA: International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and South Easterneuropean Gender and Women's History (April 2010). In addition, she has published numerous articles in the areas of Russian and East European film, drama, comperative literature and the arts, critical theory and gender studies.