Bio


Rima Greenhill was born and raised in Vilnius, the multilingual capital of Lithuania. Rima has made learning and teaching of foreign languages her life-long passion. She has taught all levels of Russian at Stanford since 1991, and prior to that at the School of Slavonic and East European Languages, London University. She has received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford.

Rima's research interests are trade and diplomatic relations between England and Russia under the Tudors and Stuarts. Currently she is completing a book on Russian elements in Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labour's Lost, which elucidates many heretofore opaque references and relationships.

Academic Appointments


  • Senior Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

Honors & Awards


  • Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University (1995)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Member, Shakespeare Association of America
  • Member, European Shakespeare Research Association

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • Hamlet The Literary Encyclopedia Greenhill, R. 2015
  • Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii Reading East: Irish Sources and Resources Greenhill, R. 2014; 7
  • Hodoeporicon Ruthenicum (The Voyage to Russia) Reading East: Irish Sources and Resources Greenhill, R. 2013
  • "Ostap Bender- Hamlet of the NEP Era? Shakespeare's Influence in the Novels of Il'ya Il'f and Evgeny Petrov." Language. Culture and Society in Russian/Eng/ish Studies Greenhill, R. 2012
  • Shakespeare's Echoes in the Works of ll'ya Il'f and Evgeny Petrov Shakespeare Discourse Greenhill, R. 2010; 1
  • Idyom! Greenhill, R. 2001
  • A Reading Circle edited by Greenhill, R. Hermitage Publishers. 1997
  • I Think I Am a Tram Greenhill, R. Hermitage Publishers. 1994