Varvara Danilina

Position:Associate Professor, Master’s Program Director
Degree/rank:PhD (Philology)
Phone:+7 495 955-00-51

Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a specialist degree (cum laude) in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication (1998) and from Coventry University, UK, with a first-class honours BA degree in Modern Languages (1996).

Awarded a PhD degree for a dissertation on the Rhythm of Political Oratory (2002).

Research Interests

Rhetoric; public speaking; public relations; business communication; political communication; academic communication.

Courses Taught
  • Linguistic and Cultural Studies (the UK, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Linguistic and Cultural Studies (the USA and Canada)
  • English Language Practice
  • Principles and Practices of Speech Communication
  • Public Speaking
Selected Publications
  1. Minaeva, L., Gvozdannaya, N., Danilina, V., Lukanina, M., et al. (2016). English for Masters. Academic Writing. Public Administration and Management. Moscow: University Publishers.
  2. Danilina, V. (2012). Teaching Business Communication to Management Students. Public Administration. Electronic Journal, 35. URL:
  3. Danilina, V., Lukanina, M., Minaeva, L., Salieva, L. & Filimonov, A. (2012). Public Relations: Composing Texts: Theory and Practice. Moscow: Aspect Press (in Russian).
  4. Danilina, V. & Salieva, L. (2011). Rhetoric of Business Presentation. In: L. Minaeva (ed.) Communication in Business (pp. 36-54). Moscow: Moscow University Press (in Russian).
  5. Danilina, V. & Varchenko, V. (2010). English for Professional Communicators. Moscow: University Publishers.
  6. Danilina, V. (2005) Political Rhetoric as a Field of Study. Moscow University Management Bulletin, 2, pp. 88-106 (in Russian).
  7. Danilina, V. (2004). Rhythmic Analysis of Political Oratory. Moscow: Flinta, Nauka (in Russian).
  8. Danilina, V. (2002). Rhythmic Characteristics of Political Oratory. Moscow University Linguistics Bulletin, 4, pp. 33-45 (in Russian).
Membership in Professional Organizations

Member of the Russian Association of Rhetoric

Member of the Association of Public Relations Educators.

Research Supervision

Supervised 12 bachelor’s and master’s theses.