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Albina Khabibulina

Assistant Professor of the Practice in Russian
Russian Language Program Coordinator

Albina Khabibulina is the Assistant Professor of the Practice and Russian Language Program Coordinator in the Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies. She also co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies. Khabibulina specializes in second language acquisition and pedagogy, with research interests in sociocultural approaches to second language teaching and learning, dynamic assessment, and classroom second language development. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Khabibulina taught at the University of Georgia, West Virginia University, and the University of Montana. She also taught in the summer intensive language programs at the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop, the Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute (CLI), and Middlebury Russian Summer School. 

Khabibulina’s teaching and research have been supported by a Fulbright FLTA grant and Research Support Award from the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Associations (NFMLTA) and the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL).  

She earned her doctorate in World Language Education from the University of Georgia in 2020.