Philippa Rappoport

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Philippa Rappoport


Office Phone: (202) 994-6552

Philippa Rappoport has a Ph.D. in Slavic folklore and linguistics from the University of Virginia, with a specialty in folktales and ritual. She has taught Russian language and culture, comparative Slavic/American folklore, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. She also works as a museum educator at the Smithsonian Institution.

Publications and Podcasts  

  • 2018. "The Snow Maiden," The American Scholar, Smarty Pants Podcast.  
  • 2014. “Today I Am Here: A Smithsonian Heritage Outreach Initiative” in Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today, AltaMira Press, Lanham, MD.
  • 2012. “Sacrificing Snegurochka,” in The Paths of Folklore: Essays in Honor of Natalie Kononenko, Slavica Publishers, Bloomington, IN.
  • 1999. "If It Dries Out, It's No Good: East Slavic Bride, Hair and Mermaid Beliefs." Slavic and East European Folklore Association Journal.