University of Calgary

Maria Sidorova

  • Master's Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Non Teaching

About me:

I am fortunate to be able to pursue my MA degree in Transcultural Studies in an open-minded and incredibly welcoming atmosphere of the University of Calgary. I chose the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures at UCalgary because it is amazingly versatile and dedicated. It allows diverse research foci and offers a supportive and inspiring environment and the input of excellent scholars.

I am particularly interested in dialectology (especially Northern Russian dialects), sociolinguistics and historical linguistics. I was honored to be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship.

I graduated from the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, with my major in Linguistics and minor in Public Relations. After graduation I moved to Moscow and later to Canada where I decided to continue my education to follow my passion for research, to enrich my academic training, and to enhance my knowledge and skills in my area of interest.

I speak Russian and English and a little bit of French. I enjoy reading books both in Russian and English and comparing various translations of the same writings. I am a big fan of Nabokov and Joyce. As for the movies, I can watch The Big Lebowski again and again. And I absolutely cannot live without good heavy music. My favorite pastime is traveling and exploring new places, people, food and cultures.

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