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Conor Daly Teaching Fellow


Conor Daly graduated from Trinity College with a BA (Joint Honours) in Russian and Ancient Greek and a Postgraduate Diploma in Theoretical Linguistics.  He has an MA and PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Title of doctoral dissertation (1991): Linguistic Change and Cultural Paradigms: The Development of Russian Scholarly Prose (18th-20th Centuries). Dissertation supervisor: Boris M. Gasparov. 

Research interests include: 

  • Language death and language contact: notably the history of the Russian language in Alaska.  
  • Jewish studies:  Conor's translations of works by Lev Levanda, Vladimir Zhabotinsky and Buki Ben Yogli were published in 2022 as part of The Feuilleton Project, a collaboration between scholars at the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Michigan State University. 
  • Contemporary politics and cultural history of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: Conor is a regular contributor on Eastern European affairs for Raidió na Gaeltachta; he chaired a session on ‘The Future Direction of Russia’ at the 2022 MacGill Summer School. 

From 2019 to 2022 Conor was a visiting research fellow in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He has lectured and tutored on modules in Central and East European area studies, translation, literature and film.