Professor Galina Bolden is a faculty member in the Department of Communication at the School of Communication and Information. Her research examines naturally occurring, video/audio-recorded social interactions in a variety of settings: from ordinary conversations between family and friends to interactions in mental health settings. She conducts research on talk in Russian and English languages, as well as bilingual Russian-English conversations. She regularly teaches "Bodies in Social Interaction" at the Honors Program, regular and honors sections of the “Introduction to Communication” (Com 101), and a number of other classes on aspects of social interaction and language use. Professor Bolden received her BA in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota, and her MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics from University of California, Los Angeles.