Clay Dibble comes to the department with a B.A. in Slavic Studies from Boston College. Upon graduation, he spent a year in Prague teaching English and three semesters studying Yugoslav film and Linguistics in the Graduate Foundations Program at Columbia University. His research is focused primarily on the cultural production of Yugoslav cinema during the 60s and early 70s. He is especially interested in a comparative study between Yugoslav New Film and Czech New Wave.
McKenna Marko holds a B.A. in Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a focus on comparative Hungarian and Russian studies. She comes to the department after a year in Michigan’s CREES program. Her current research interests include 20th-century Russian, Hungarian and Balkan literatures, narratives of witness, and translation theory. In her spare time she enjoys making variants of shakshouka and ice cream.