Alumni (Fellow)

Reed Johnson

John S. Lillard Jefferson Fellow
Lebanon, New Hampshire
B.A. Wesleyan University (2000)
M.F.A. University of Virginia (2010)
M.A. University of Virginia (2012)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2016)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
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Reed Johnson received his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures at U.Va. in 2018 after completing his dissertation on the works of Soviet writer Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky. Reed also holds an M.F.A. in English/Creative Writing from U.Va., and has written for various publications on Russian literature and culture. After a stint as a preceptor in expository writing in the Harvard Writing Program, where he was awarded a Certificate of Teaching Excellence, he is now a lecturer in Russian language and literature at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he lives with his wife and newborn son.

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