Professor Lilya Kaganovsky has been appointed as a Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar in recognition of her outstanding achievements in her research and leadership role on campus. Richard Romano (BS, ’54, chemical engineering) and his wife, Margaret, established the Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar program.
Lilya Kaganovsky is Professor of Slavic, Comparative Literature, and Cinema Studies, and the Director of the Program in Comparative & World Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Kaganovsky received her B.A. in Literature from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1992, with a specialization in English, American, and Russian Literature. She received her M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Columbia University in 1994; and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with an Emphasis in Film Studies from U.C. Berkeley in 2000. She has been at the University of Illinois since 2001, where she is affiliated with the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, the College of Media, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, and the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.
- Soviet and post-Soviet literature and film; film and critical theory; gender studies; women's cinema; sound studies
- Ph.D., University of California Berkley, 2000
Distinctions / Awards
- 2017 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, University of Illinois
- 2016 (Fall) Visiting Fellow at University College, University of Oxford, UK
- 2013-2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Centennial Scholar, University of Illinois
- 2012-2014 Senior Research Fellow, Unit for Criticism & Theory, University of Illinois
- 2011 (Fall) Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK
- 2011-2012 American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
- 2007-2008 Center for Advanced Study Fellow, University of Illinois
- 2004-2005 Mellon Faculty Fellowship, University of Illinois
- SLAV 525 / ARTH 541: Technologies of the Soviet Avant-garde