I am a postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Foreign Languages. I specialize in contemporary Russian culture. My interests include such topics as contemporary Russian literature and film, postmodernism, new media, and post-colonial theory.
- 2019. Between Nation and Empire: Alexander Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter . Pushkin Review/Pushkinskii Vestnik. 155-178.
- 2018. ‘E’ for Empire: Empire and Postmodernism in the Context of the Sochi Olympic Games. Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema. 1-18.
- 2019. Mikhail Raskhodnikov: Temporary Difficulties (Vremennye trudnosti, 2018). KinoKultura. 3 pages.
- 2018. Aleksei Pimanov, Crimea. KinoKultura. 3 pages.
“Post-Soviet ‘Orient’ in Stories by Vladimir Makanin and Liudmila Petrushevskaia.” Canadian Slavonic Papers 59.1-2 (2017): 1-19.
Book review, “Lipovetsky, Mark, and Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya, eds. Late and Post-Soviet Russian Literature: A Reader. Book 1. Perestroika and the Post-Soviet Period. Book 2. Thaw and Stagnation.” Russian Review 76.2 (2017).
Film review, “Vladimir Kott, The Lower Depths.” KinoKultura (April 2016).
Film review, “Aleksandr Vartanov and Kirill Mikhanovskii Dubrovsky.” KinoKultura (October 2014).
“Nikita Mikhalkov’s Burnt by the Sun.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Film (length: 2,000 words). 2014.
“From Consumption to Objectification in Viktor Pelevin’s ‘Akiko’.” Studies in Slavic Cultures X (2012): 60-74.
Film Review, “Aleksei Balabanov: Me too.” KinoKultura (April 2012).
Film Review, “Roman Karimov: Inadequate People.” KinoKultura (July 2011).
“Terrors of History: Revolutionary Gothic in ‘Mother Earth’ by Boris Pilniak.” Slavic and East European Journal 55.3 (2011): 376-95.
Book Review, “Stage Fright: Politics and the Performing Arts in Late Imperial Russia by Paul Du Quenoy.” Slavic and East European Journal 54.4 (2010).
“Masks of Authenticity: Failed Quests for the People in Quicksand by Nella Larsen and The Silver Dove by Andrei Belyi.” The Comparatist-Journal of the SCLA 32 (2008): 175-92.
“Métissage as an Oppositional Practice.” Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship 1 (2006): 16-31.
I am currently working on a book project preliminary titled Power and Subversion: Russian Culture in Transition, which examines intersections of contemporary Russian culture and politics in the 2000s. Specifically, the project investigates responses of contemporary Russian writers to two interrelated cultural trends: the conservative and imperial state ideology and its representation by official media using postmodernist aesthetics and fluid and contradictory narratives.