Associate Professor of Russian
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Volvo P1800 in red

Hilde Hoogenboom grew up in the Albany area, went to Williams College as a Tyng Scholar for a B.A. in Russian and English literatures, and got her Ph.D. in Russian at Columbia University. After a semester in Germany, where she studied German and flute, she spent four years in Russia for research in St. Petersburg and Moscow. As a tour guide, she traveled throughout the former Soviet Union. In London, she worked at the International Division of the British Council of Churches to host the first Soviet ecumenical delegation. She was a researcher for NBC Sports on the Soviet Union and East Germany, and worked at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics in Seoul and Barcelona. She has taught at Columbia, Princeton, the College of Wooster, Stetson University, Macalester College, and University at Albany. Her hobbies include the arts, running, sailing, and a 1967 Volvo P1800.