Oleksandra Wallo

Oleksandra Wallo
  • Associate Professor - Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Director of Graduate Studies (on leave Fall 2022)
  • Director of the KU Summer Language Institute in Lviv, Ukraine

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall, 2127
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


20th- and 21st- c. Ukrainian Women’s Writing | Nationalism Studies | Women’s Studies | Post-Colonial Approaches in Post-Soviet Studies | Second Language Studies (Slavic Languages Pedagogy, Acquisition of The Ukrainian Case Systems, Processing Instruction


Research Interests

  • Second Language Studies

  • Slavic languages pedagogy

  • Processing instruction

  • Teaching of Ukrainian and Russian grammar

  • The OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview)

  • 20th- and 21st-century Ukrainian women's writing

  • Gender and Nationalism Studies

  • Women's studies

  • Post-Colonial Approaches in Post-Soviet Studies


Teaching Interests

  • Ukrainian language

  • Ukrainian literature

  • Slavic languages pedagogy

  • Second language studies

Selected Publications

Wallo, Oleksandra. “‘The Stone Master’: On the Invisibility of Women’s Writing from the Soviet Ukrainian Periphery.” EAST/WEST: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 2018, pp. 157–80.

Selected Presentations

Wallo, O. (11/11/2017). Women and War in Natalia Vorozhbyt’s "Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha”. The National 2017 Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Chicago, IL

Wallo, O. (5/18/2017). Teaching Ukrainian Grammar through Processing Instruction. International Workshop "Practical Issues in the University-Level Teaching of Ukrainian". University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Wallo, O. (4/4/2017). Between Militarism and Maternalism: Representing Women's Roles in the Euromaidan Protests. CREES Brownbag Talk. KU

Wallo, O. (4/14/2017). Representation of Women’s Roles in Olha Onyshko’s Documentary Film "Women of Maidan”. Roundtable on the film "Women of Maidan," Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association. San Francisco, CA

Wallo, O. (2/4/2017). Teaching Ukrainian Cases in the North American College Classroom. AATSEEL. San Francisco, CA

Wallo, O. (11/19/2016). Women's Roles in Mass Protests: Ukrainian Women Writers Document the Euromaidan. ASEEES. Washington, DC