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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Tamara Karakozova, Ph.D.

tamara karakozovaInstructor of Russian

Ph.D. Secondary Education, University of Mississippi
Office: Bondurant E-210B
Phone: 662-915-7715

Dr. Karakozova received her B.A. Russian Language and Literature (2004), as well as M.A. in Humanities/Slavic Linguistics (2006) from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, M.A. in TESOL (2008), and Higher Education Administration (2010), as well as a Ph.D. in Secondary Education, English from the University of Mississippi (2016). Her research interests focus on methodology, second language acquisition, folklore, project-based learning, and technological and conceptual tools. In her dissertation, Dr. Karakozova investigated how practicing grammar through formula tales influenced students’ memorization.

Dr. Karakozova has been teaching ESL/EFL, as well as Russian in Republic of Georgia and in the United States. Among the organizations she worked for are: The New School (IBO), Kids Corporation, The British Corner, United Nations, St. Giles International and World Vision Georgia. She also volunteered for Tbilisi Youth House. Dr. Karakozova received Cambridge Certificate for Teaching English to Adults (CELTA) in 2006 in Tbilisi, and soon after came to the United States though Edmund Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State. At the University of Mississippi, Dr. Karakozova has previously taught in the IEP, she joined Russian program in 2009. She was teaching in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2017-2019 and returned to OleMiss Modern Language Department in the fall of 2019.

Courses Taught:
Russ 111: Elementary Russian
Russ 202, 211: Intermediate Russian
Russ 301, 302: Conversation and Composition
Russ 299, 399: Special Topics in Russian

Web Resources:
Russian Program