Svetlana Rasmussen

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Graduate Student History slego24@gmail.com (402) 472-2414 612 Oldfather Hall
JOINED THE DEPARTMENT

Fall 2010

Svetlana Rasmussen is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, expecting to defend her dissertation “Rearing the Collective: Evolution of the Soviet School Values and Practices, 1953 -1968” in Spring 2018. Svetlana specializes in Soviet education and collectives, unique Soviet social groups organized through relationships of surety. Her dissertation analyzes the methods teachers and staff used to create and enforce moral and character education (vospitatel’nye) practices in the postwar Soviet school collectives. Svetlana’s other projects include studies of popular culture and everyday life in the Khrushchev era, as well as a digital archive of the Soviet family albums, photoarcheology.org. Currently, Svetlana is a History and Russian language tutor for the UNL Athletic Department, having previously served as a teaching assistant and teaching with technology assistant for the UNL Department of History and the Department of Classics and Religious Studies. Svetlana has most recently presented her research at the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference at the University of Colorado Boulder and at the Loyola University Chicago 13th Annual History Graduate Student Conference.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Dissertation “Rearing the Collective: Evolution of the Soviet School Social Values and Practices, 1953-1968”

Digital Archive "Photoarcheology" http://photoarcheology.org

Languages
  • Russian - native
  • English - proficient (C2), fluent
  • French - reading
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Teaching with Technology Assistant, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Greek Mythology - Fall 2014-Spring 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
    Israel: The Holy Land, Professor Stephen Burnett - Spring 2014
  • Tutor, Athletic Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Fall 2013 - present
  • Teaching with Technology Assistant, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Project: “Enhancing Student Success” - October 2012 – December 2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    History of the Middle Ages, Dr. Jessica Coope -  Fall 2012 
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    History of Sports, Dr. Scott Stempson - Fall 2011
  • Instructor, Department of English and Intercultural Communication, Perm State University Perm, Russia
    English as a Foreign Language - 2008 – 2010
  • Teacher, School 77, Perm, Russia
    English as a Foreign Language - 2004 – 2006, 2008 – 2010
Selected HONORS AND AWARDS

Russian Fulbright Graduate Student Program for Master of Arts degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006-2008.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected RELATED WORK AND SERVICE EXPERIENCE

  • Project Manager
    Project: Photoarcheology (http://photoarcheology.org)
    Description: Online archive of the Soviet-era family photograph albums. Winter 2016-present 
  • Research Assistant, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Project: The History Harvest (http://historyharvest.unl.edu/)
    Responsibilities: Project manager responsible for organizing the digital collections (documents, images, video) from the Nebraska City History Harvest in Omeka Content Management System. Spring 2012 
  • Judge, National History Day, Nebraska State Contest, group performance tournament. Spring 2015
  • Judge, National History Day, Nebraska State Contest, group website tournament. Spring 2014
  • Vice-President, Russian Club, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. August 2010 – May 2012
  • English Conversation Club Volunteer Co-leader, American Corner of the U.S. Embassy, Perm, Russia. July 2008 - June 2010, weekly

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Master of Arts, History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2008 
  • Diplom, Philology, Translation, Teaching English Language and Literature, Perm State University, Perm, Russia, June 2004. 
EXPERTISE
  • Russian civilization
  • Soviet History
  • Soviet Education
  • Soviet Childhood
  • Collectives
Curriculum Vitae