Ljiljana Duraskovic

Assistant Dean

Teaching Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Advisor for Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian Studies minor

Assistant Dean, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Duraskovic teaches Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian and is the Director of Undergraduate studies and the coordinator and advisor of our thriving BCS Program. She is also certified ACTFL OPI tester and a rater for Russian and Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian. She is the East European and Near Eastern Program Coordinator for the intensive Summer Language Institute. Currently she holds a position as an Assistant Dean for undergraduate studies at Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Education & Training

  • PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University
  • MA, Slavic Linguistics, University of Montenegro
  • BA, Russian Language and Literature, University of Montenegro
Recent Publications

Duraskovic, Lj. Tore, Nesset. How Russian Came to Be the Way It Is. A Student Guide to the History of the Russian Language. Book review, Bloomington: Slavica, 2017

Duraskovic, Lj. Adverbial Meanings of Cases in the Novgorod, Laurentian and Hypatian Chronicles, Working Papers in Slavic Studies, 2:41-49, 2003.

Đurašković, Lj. K voprosu ob obrazovanii narechij v drevnerusskom jazyke (Na materiale Slovarja drevnerusskogo jazyka XI-XIV vv.), Сборник статей (MAPRJAL), Belgrade, 2001.

Đurašković, Lj. Frazeološki problemi prevodjenja (Ruski prevodi proznih tekstova Stevana Sremca), eng. Phraseological problems in translation (Russian translations of texts by Stevan Sremac), Književno delo Stevana Sremca, Niš, 2000.

Research Interests
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian Language 
  • Russian Language and Russian Linguistics 
  • Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages
  • Historical Grammar of the Russian Language
  • Old Church Slavonic Language
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Balkan History, Culture and Film
  • Morphology of Slavic languages
Research Grants
  • ERASMUS Plus Teaching Mobility Grant, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2019)
  • Small Research Grant, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center  (2019)
  • Small Research Grant – Russian and Eastern European Center
  • Development Grant – Russian and Eastern European Center Course (2011)