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Dr. McAnallen’s research is in linguistics and Slavic languages, with a focus on historical and contact linguistics at the peripheries of Slavic-speaking Europe where speakers of Slavic languages have long been in contact with speakers of non-Slavic languages. She received her Ph.D. and MA in Slavic Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley where she taught courses in linguistics, geography, and the Russian language. Her research has taken her to Central and Eastern Europe on several occasions, including extended trips to Russia and the Czech Republic. Teaching in general humanities, linguistics, and communications; research in linguistics, Russian & Slavic languages, and interdisciplinary methods in language histories.