Anastasia Pestova von Esken

Anastasia Pestova von Esken

Anastasia Pestova von Esken

Graduate Research Assistant

French: Technical Writing, Generative AI, Cognitive Justice, Instruction of Rhetoric across Technical Disciplines, Technical Communication, Large Language Models (LLMs) and Translation, Bias in AI Systems

Current Research

Interested in researching how generative AI influences instruction of rhetoric in STEM fields, including practical exercises in rhetorical analysis, rhetorical elements in technical production, and teaching methodologies of delivering and transcribing technical thought.

This comprises identifying how AI affects  instrumental discourse, communication and inquiry, and the interaction of experience and expression.

As well, focused on understanding biases produced by generative AI, with specific interest in the effects /mitigation of;

Selection biases, Confirmation biases, Measurement biases, Stereotyping biases, Out-group homogeneity biases


M.A in Foreign Language Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Spring 2020

Graduate French Translation Certificate, American University, Washington D.C., Fall 2017 

Honors Program, Institute of American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, Summer 2014

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, BA in French, Fredericksburg, VA, Spring 2015