Natalia Petrova

Credentials: Advisors: Karen Evans-Romaine and Cathy Stafford


I graduated from the Tula State Pedagogical University in Russia with a Specialist Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2010. In 2016-2017, I applied to a Fulbright Teaching Assistance program and was team-teaching a heritage Russian course at Hunter College, (CUNY). In 2018, I was admitted to the Slavic Program at the University Wisconsin-Madison to study Russian literature and received my Master’s in 2020. While pursuing my M.A. degree in literature, I worked as a tutor in the Flagship Program and as a Teaching Assistant of Russian teaching first and second-year language courses. Currently, I am an SLA graduate student, and my research interests lie in the areas of Instructed Second Language Acquisition, Speech Production, Heritage Language Acquisition, and Teaching Russian as a Second Language.