Kollantai, Jean A. (USA | Russia, Tomsk)

EDUCATION:

PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:          

  • academic English for native speakers of Russian;
  • perinatal loss in multiple birth.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

KEY SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:

  • “The Emotional Impact of Stillbirth in a Multiple Pregnancy” (WiSSPERS, Spring 1994);
  • “Multi-realities: coping with the impacts of death in a multiple birth” (Iatrogenic Multiple Pregnancy, 2001);
  • “The Context and Impacts of Multiple Birth Loss: A Peer Support Network Perspective” (Twin Research, June 2002);
  • “Reaching a New Normal” (Twins Magazine, March⁄April 2004);
  • “Coping with the Impacts of Death in a Multiple Birth” (Multiple Pregnancy: Epidemiology, Gestation & Perinatal outcome, 2nd Edition, 2005);
  • “Multiple Birth Loss and the Hospital Caregiver” (1995-2003) (with Lisa M. Fleischer);
  • “Loss and Grief in Twin Pregnancy and Birth” (International Journal of Childbirth Education, April 2012);
  • "Academic Publishing at National Research Tomsk State University" (with Eduard V. Galazhinskiy) (Higher Education in Russia and Beyond, No.7.2016).

CONFERENCES AND COMPETITIONS PARTICIPATION/AWARDS:
Presentations:

  • Northwest Association of Mothers of Twins Clubs Conference, 1990 and 2004;
  • Parent Care, Inc., National Conference, 1994;
  • The 9th International Workshop on Multiple Pregnancy (Tel Aviv), 1994;
  • National Perinatal Bereavement Conference, 1996 and 2004;
  • Association for the Care of Children’s Health, 1997;
  • The 10th International Congress on Twin Studies (London)(keynote), 2001;
  • The SIDS International Conference (Edmonton), 2004;
  • National Association of Perinatal Social Workers (keynote with Elizabeth Pector, MD), 2006;
  • The 12th International Congress on Twin Studies (Ghent), 2007.

TOPIC OF THE REPORT:
Comments by an American Semi-Digital Nomad in Siberia.

ABSTRACT:
For the past three and a half academic years, I have lived and worked in Tomsk while conducting my life in the U.S. online—and the reverse in the summers.  Additionally, in both places I coordinate a non-profit support organization that began by pen and paper and telephone in Alaska 30 years ago and itself became able to function internationally without any constraint, and without regard to my physical location, because of the internet.  I’ll comment on these experiences and Siberia as a place for this possibly “semi-nomadic” lifestyle.

 

Senior Lecturer, Tomsk State University, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Social Work
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