Yana Hashamova is a Professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures and an Associate Faculty member of the Departments of Comparative Studies and Women’s Studies. She has written articles in the areas of Russian film, comparative literature and the arts, critical theory and gender studies published in journals such as The Russian Review, The Communication Review, Consumption, Markets & Culture, Canadian Slavonic Papers, Elementa, and Theater. She is also an author of a chapter “Castrated Patriarchy, Violence, and Gender Hierarchies in Post-Soviet Film” in Gender and National Identity in Russian Culture (eds. H. Goscilo and A. Lanoux, DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006). She published Pride and Panic: Russian Imagination of the West in Post-Soviet Film (Bristol: Intellect, 2007). Her co-edited volume (with Helena Goscilo) Cinepaternity: Fathers and Sons in Soviet and Post-Soviet Film is forthcoming at Indiana University Press (2009). Her most recent work focuses on film representations of trafficking in women.