- Ph.D., Maxim Gorky Literary Institute, Moscow, Russia 2016
- M.A., Moscow State Linguistics University (MSLU), Moscow, Russia 2002- 2007
Dr. Shapiro earned her master’s degree in second language acquisition (specializing in English and French) and general linguistics at Moscow State Linguistics University in 2007. In 2016 she completed her dissertation in literature analyzing the concepts of Time, Space and Memory in Vladimir Nabokov’s biographical prose of the American period, and has authored a series of publications on Nabokov’s work. She has served as an ESL instructor at Moscow State Linguistics University and various other institutions before teaching Composition for American Academic Communication II, and first- and second-semester Russian at Penn State.