Comparative approach to colonial Latin American texts and visual representations; space and place in the construction of identities, and studies of religion, colonialism, and representations of cultural difference.
Structure of Russian and Russian Functional Grammar; South Slavic Languages, Cultures and Literatures, Ottoman Bosnia; cognitive linguistics; Slavic semantics and syntax.
Reconstruction of Common Slavic, Indo-European; dialectology; sociolinguistics; phonetics, esp. pitch-accent systems; language and identity/nationalism; Western South Slavic languages (Slovene, BCS).
Comparative medieval literature, especially Old French and Occitan romance and lyric poetry, with interests in the Renaissance, theory, medievalism, and film