Education & Training
- M.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh (December 2015)
- M.A. Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures with a concentration in German, University of Montana (May 2013)
- BA, Linguistics; Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures. Moscow State Linguistic University, 2009
- Russian Film: Stalin to Putin
- Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture
- Masterpieces of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
- Introduction to Film
- Indo-European Folktales
- Russian Fairy Tales
- Elementary Russian
- Intermediate Russian
- Advanced Russian
- Fourth-Year Russian
- Elementary German
“The Soviet Zombieland; or, The Politics of Necrospectacle.” Article manuscript in progress.
“Russia’s Quiet Other: Dmitrii Mamuliia’s Another Sky and Aleksandr Kott’s The Test.” Cinemasaurus: Recent Russian Film in its Contemporary Context. Eds. Nancy Condee, Aleksandr Prokhorov, Elena Prokhorova. Boston: Academic Studies Press, April 2020. In press.
Review of Vlad Strukov, Vera Zvereva, eds.: Ot tsentral'nogo k tsifrovomu: Televidenie v Rossii. Slavic and East European Journal 60.2 (2016): 379-80.
Review of Jeremi Szaniawski’s The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox. Slavic and East European Journal 59.2 (2015): 322-24.
- Contemporary Russian Cinema
- Late Soviet Cinema
- Central Asian Cinema
Representative Conference Presentations
June 2019. NECS. “Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Andrei Zviagintsev’s Leviathan as a Database Narrative.” Gdansk.
December 2018. ASEEES. “Church, State, and the Body: Biopolitics of Religion in the Cinema of Andrei Zviagintsev and Kirill Serebrennikov.” Boston.
June 2018. NECS. “Filming the Death Agony of the Soviet Union: Necrorealism, Chernukha, and the Afterlife of Socialist Realism.” Amsterdam.
May 2018. CSA. “Policing the Body: The Biopolitics of Contemporary Russian Cinema.” Pittsburgh.
April 2017. “Upstaging the Carnival: A Bakhtinian Take on Necrorealist Biopolitics.” 50th Jubilee: The Russian Major at The University of Montana. Missoula.
March 2017. SCMS. “The Soviet Zombieland; or, The Politics of Necrospectacle.” Chicago.
November 2015. ASEEES. “Reinterpretations of National Folklore: Hoca Nasreddin in Post-Stalinist Films from Central Asia.” Philadelphia.
February 2015. GOSECA. “Alice in Uglyland: Moscow as a Failed Dreamscape in Anna Melikian’s Mermaid.” Pittsburgh.