Arna Elezovic

PhD Graduate
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PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, 2021
MA, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014
BA, St. John's College, Santa Fe New Mexico, 1998
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Dr. Arna Elezović (she/her) is a historian, writer, and visiting assistant professor at Western Washington University for the History Department and the Honors Program. Arna’s Ph.D. is from the University of Washington, where she taught introductory and intermediate writing seminars for the UW's Interdisciplinary Writing Program (2018 - 2021) and a comparative history course on rediscovering the ancient Mediterranean world (summers 2017, 2019, 2021). Her research focused on how the ancient past was constructed for western Europe by ethnographic travelogues and journalism in the 19th century. She is presently exploring the creation of narratives, identities, and time using historical texts. Prior to earning the Ph.D., she was a regulatory compliance analyst and technical writer in human subjects’ biomedical research. Her lifelong (and incurable) habit of writing genre fiction into the wee hours of the night is generously tolerated by friends and family. Her languages are English, French, and Croatian.



UW Interdisciplinary Writing Program Instructor (2018 - 2021)
UW English Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant (2019-2020)
Thomas-Johnson Endowed Fellowship (multiple quarters)
Simpson Center Graduate Research Cluster (2019-2020) for "Interdisciplinary Ethnographies"
Simpson Center Digital Humanities Summer Institute (2019, 2018) collaborative award
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016; Summers 2016, 2015)


Courses Taught

Summer 2021

Additional Courses

Summer 2018

Teaching Assistant for HSTAM 111 Ancient World (Online Course), full term. 

Autumn 2019, Autumn 2018 - Winter 2019, Autumn 2020 - Spring 2021

Pre-doctoral instructor for English 198 and English 297- Interdisciplinary Writing Program

  • Linked with history lecture courses such as HSTAM 111 Ancient World, HSTAM 112 Medieval World, and CLAS 430 Greek and Roman Mythology.
  • Catalog Description: Expository writing based on material presented in a specified social science lecture course. Assignments include drafts of papers to be submitted in the specified course, and other pieces of analytic prose. Concurrent registration in specified course required.

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Professional Affiliations
American Association of Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), American Historical Association

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