Education & Training
- PhD, Russian Literature, 2013
- MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian Literature), University of Pittsburgh, 2007
- BA, Russian, University of Rochester, 2004
Russian language (beginning, intermediate, advanced)
Advanced Conversation and Communication through Jokes, Comedy, and Satire
19th-20th Century Russian Literature
Narrating the City: Soviet Urban Culture and the 20th Century
Narrating the City: The Art of St. Petersburg (abroad)
History of Russian Film
Russian Myths and Legends
Sci-Fi East and West
“Let there be Abundance! But Leave a Shortage of Something!: Distinction, Subjectivity, and the Brezhnev Era Culture of Scarcity.” Slavic & East European Journal 61.3 (2017): 519-541.
“The Digital Queue: Flashmobs in Line, Online, and the New Aesthetics of Community Building.” Digital Icons 17 (2017): 19-32.
“Car with a Movie Camera: Theorizing the Dash-cam, Cameraman Surrogates, and the Cameraman Caught Unaware.” Digital Icons 15 (2016): 1-20.
“Changing the Terms of Engagement: Recruiting and Politicizing the Cameraman and the Aesthetics of Amateur Filmmaking in Recent Projects by Pavel Kostomarov, Aleksandr Rastorguev and Aleksei Pivovarov.” Digital Icons 11 (2014): 96-112.
"Trofeinost' and the Phantasmagoria of Everyday Consumption in Late Soviet Culture." Studies in Slavic Cultures 11 (2013): 24-49.
Performing 'Soviet' Film Classics: Tajik Jimmy and the Aural Remnants of Indian Cinema." Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 7.2 (2013): 227-242
- Contemporary Russian and Soviet Film
- Urban culture, crowd studies and theories of gueuing
- Narratives of everyday life
- Russian and Soviet Satire
- Kitsch and camp in popular culture
Representative Conference Presentations
“From Ochered' to Ocherednost': Narratives of Queuing and Waiting in Late Soviet Culture.” (AATSEEL 2011)
“From Kul'turnost' to Trofeinost': The Phantasmagoria of Everyday Consumption in Stagnation Culture.” (AATSEEL 2012)
“The Last in Line: Narratives of Queuing and Waiting in Soviet Literature and Culture” (Cultural Studies Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh 2010)
“Locating Individual and Collective Subjectivities: Queuing and Second World Modernity in Anna Akhmatova’s Requiem” (Mid-Atlantic ASEEES Regional Conference 2009)
“Space and Portraiture in the Films of Larisa Sadilova” (ASEEES National Convention 2006)
Employment Since Graduation
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Director of Russian Language Abroad Program, Dartmouth College (2016-17)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, College of William and Mary (2015-2016)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College (2013-2015)