Thomas Garza

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Thomas GARZA

College of Liberal Arts


Thomas Garza is University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor, chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.

His research interests include contemporary Russian youth and popular culture, teaching the cultural component in foreign languages and applications of authentic media—especially film—in language teaching. Dr. Garza’s current projects include a book manuscript on post-Soviet youth culture and a book chapter on Russian filmic portraits of the Chechen wars.


Spring 2006

Foreign Language Curriculum Design/Material Development, RUS 397P
Chechnya: Politics, Power, People, SLA 324

Summer 2006

5+5 Intensive Russian Language and Culture Program in Moscow



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