Olga A. Pilkington

Olga A. Pilkington

Olga Pilkington

Dr. Olga A. Pilkington, PhD



Olga is a linguist and literary scholar who began her undergraduate studies in Russia (Krasnoyarsk State University) and China (Hei-He Pedagogical University) before graduating with a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Southern Utah University. Her undergraduate degree is in English/English Literature, Russian, and Chinese. She continued her education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she graduated with an MA in Applied Linguistics (Language Pedagogy). Olga’s PhD in Applied Linguistics is from the University of Birmingham, UK. Her linguistic expertise includes non-fiction writing (especially popular scientific narratives), narrative structure, discourse presentation, and reader engagement in non-fiction (with publications in Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations; The International Journal of Science, Culture, and Sport; The Journal of the Utah Academy among others). Olga’s literary research includes investigations of folklore (she is co-editor and co-translator with her husband, Ace G. Pilkington, of Fairy Tales of the Russians and Other Slavs), drama and stage adaptations of literary works (numerous publications in Midsummer Magazine, Journal of the Wooden O Symposium, and on bard.org that discuss the works of Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Harper Lee, Lerner and Loewe, John Buchan, and Yasmina Reza among others; contributions, with Ace G. Pilkington, to Prentice Hall’s Shakespeare from Page to Stage edited by Michael Flachmann and Greenhaven Press’s Sexuality in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Russian classical and modern literature (articles and public lectures on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and the Leopold and Loeb case, Nabokov and Shakespeare, and an exploration of the cinematic adaptation of Lukyanenko’s Night Watch series, which appeared in McFarland’s The Fantastic Made Visible edited by Matthew Kapell and Ace G. Pilkington).


PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK.
M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts
B.A. in English/English Literature, Russian, and Chinese from Southern Utah University
attended Krasnoyarsk State University (Russia) and Hei-he Pedagogical University (China)