Michael is an Associate Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Florida, where he teaches courses in Russian language, literature, and culture at all levels. He received his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University in 1994. Professor Gorham has published a number of articles on the intersection of language, literature, and politics in Russia in the 1920s and 1930s. His book on this topic, Speaking in Soviet Tongues: Language Culture and the Politics of Voice in Revolutionary Russia (Northern Illinois University Press, 2003), was selected as an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice Magazine and won the 2004 award for "Best Book in Literary and Cultural Studies" from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL). His current research explores related issues of language, politics, and national identity in late- and post-Soviet Russia, articles from which have appeared in Russian Review, Ab Imperio (Kazan), Groniek: Historisch Tijdschrift (Netherlands) and the collected volume, Landslide of the Norm: Language Culture in Post-Soviet Russia (Bergen, 2006). External research grants and fellowships have come from such institutions as the Social Science Research Council, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) and The International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). Gorham also serves as Associate Editor for The Russian Language Journal, sits on the Board of Directors for ACTR, and chairs the Publications Committee for AATSEEL.
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