Nick Gossett

Nick Gossett

Assistant Professor of Russian
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature


  • Ph.D. The University of Texas, Austin, 2013
    Slavic Languages and Literatures
    Applied Linguistics/Pedagogy

  • M.A. University of Texas, Austin, 2008
    Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

  • B.A. University of South Alabama, 2006
    History, Russian History and Language

Current Research Projects

A collaboration with Historian, Dr. Mara Kozelsky, and Russian language specialist, Ekaterina Zakharova, the CWTP makes the Russian experience of the Crimean War accessible to Anglophone students and scholars by translating key documents of the Crimean War from Russian into English.

Research Interests

  • Russian Language
  • Russian History
  • Russian Culture
  • Slavic Linguistics
  • Translation Studies
  • Soviet/Russian Youth
  • Color Revolutions
  • Language Assessment: Formative and Summative
  • Applied Linguistics 


  • Russian, Ukranian, and BCS (Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian)


  • FLAS Academic Year 2007-2008 - Serbo-Croatian
  • FLAS Academic Year 2008-2009 - Russian
  • Title VIII Fellowship Summer 2020 - Ukrainian

Study Abroad Programs

  • Moscow-Texas Connections (UT-Austin and HSE Moscow) - 2013 and 2014
  • USA in Russia (USA and HSE Moscow) - 2015, 2017, 2019
  • USA in Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Poland, and Ukraine) - Summer 2018; (Ukraine) Spring Break 2019


  • Introductory Russian (online and in-class)
  • Accelerated Introductory Russian
  • Intermediate Russian 
  • Intensive Second Year Russian
  • Intensive Third Year Russian
  • Russian Prose
  • Advanced Russian Composition
  • Advanced Russian Conversation
  • Practical Application of Russian
  • Russian Grammar in Use
  • Golden Age of Russian Literature
  • Introduction to Russia
  • Putin's Russia
  • The Power of the Powerless: Political Movements in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Global Issues
  • World Languages
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics