Education & Training
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Slavic Languages & Literatures, 2002
- Ph.D. Certificate (Cultural Studies), 2002
- Ph.D. Certificate (Film Studies), 2002
- M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Slavic Languages & Literatures, 1994
- B.A., Moscow State University. Double Major in Applied Linguistics and English, 1987.
- Dostoevsky's Major Novels
- Introduction to Women's Studies
- Russian Cinema: "The Most Important Art"
- Russian Media Culture
- World Cinema before Television
Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era. Co-authored with Elena Prokhorov. NY/London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
“Un/Taming the Unruly Woman: from Melodramatic Containment to Carnivalistic Utopia” (co-authored with Elena Prokhorov). Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous. Eds. Yana Hashamova, Beth Holmgren and Mark Lipovetsky. NY: Routledge, 2016. 30-49.
“Visualizing St. Petersburg: Using Documentary Production in a Short Term Study Abroad Program to Enhance Oral Proficiency, Media Literacy, and Research Skills.” (co-authored with Jes Therkelsen). Journal of Film and Video 67.3-4 (Fall-Winter 2015): 112-125.
“Russian and Soviet Adventure Film.” Directory of World Cinema: Russia 2. Ed. Birgit Beumers. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2014.
“She Defends His Motherland: The Myth of Mother Russia in Soviet Maternal Melodrama of the 1940s.” Embracing Arms: Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War. Ed. Yana Hashamova. Budapest: Central European UP, 2012.
“Public Sphere: Film Studies and Civil Society”. Iskusstvo kino/Art of Cinema 4( 2011): 56-60.
“The Myth of the “Great Family” in Marlen Khutsiev’s Lenin’s Guard and Mark Osep’ian’s Three Days of Viktor Chernyshev.” Eds. Helena Goscilo and Yana Hashamova. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2010. 29-50.
“Three Buratinos: The Evolution of the Soviet Film Hero.” The Club of Small Media Heroes. Eds. Maria Mayofis, Ilya Kikulin, Mark Lipovetsky. Moscow: New Literary Review (NLO), 2008. 153-180.
"Springtime for Soviet Cinema: Re/Viewing the Sixties." Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Film Symposium, 2001.
- Contemporary Russian cinema
- Film Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Gender Studies
Employment Since Graduation
2008-to the present Associate Professor, College of William and Mary
2002-2008 Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary
Dissertation Title and Year
Inherited Discourse: Stalinist Tropes in Thaw Culture, 2002