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Ludmila Ershov

Professor Emeritus at SFSU

 

Dissertation: “Mikhail Bulgakov as Playwright”
 
(An extensive study of the dissident writer’s plays against the background of Soviet literary scene during the period of Stalinist repression.)
 
Received BA and MA at SFSU and after receiving the Ph.D was hired to teach Russian at SFSU 
 
Lifelong involvement in cultural, social, religious and diplomatic activities of the Russian community in San Francisco.
 
Longtime member of the board of Directors at FRIA (Fort Ross Interpretive Association), an NGO working with Fort Ross State Historical Park.
 
Major interest: 
Russian America, émigré culture. 
 
Organized Intensive Summer Language Courses in St. Petersburg, and led the students to Russia for the last 12 years.
 
Retired in June 2004 and maintains very strong, active ties to the Russian Program at SFSU.