Professor of French
Office: Gruening 609C
Office Hours: Friday 6:00-8:00pm (or by appointment)
Phone: (907) 474-5851
-École des hautes études en sciences sociales
-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Usibelli Teaching Excellence Award, 2007
UAF Outstanding Advisor Award, 2003
CLA Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002
Yelena is a specialist in the late medieval-early modern European religious thought. She has published extensively on the late medieval theologian Jean Gerson and his legacy, including her book Le siécle d’or de la mystique française (Paris/Milan 2004).
Yelena is the President of the International Jean Gerson Society and a member of the advisory board and contributor for the Crosscurrents magazine, NY. Her second book was published in July 2010: Saluting Aron Gurevich: Essays in History, Literature and Related Studies. Editor & contributor. Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden, Netherlands). Learn more here.
Besides 30 academic articles and book chapters, she publishes short stories and philosophical essays.
Check out her recent comparative study on Nietzsche and Bakhtin here.