Education & Training
- PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian Literature) University of Pittsburgh, 2014
- MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian Literature) University of Pittsburgh, 2009
- BA, Russian Studies and Film Studies minor, College of William and Mary, 2007
- Russian Fairy Tales
- Masterpieces of 20th Century Russian Literature
- Behind Bars: Cross Cultural Representations of Prison in the 20th Century
- Early Russian Culture
- Beginning Russian
“Reinventing Soviet visual memory: a case study of Marina Goldovskaya’s documentary Solovki Power.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 7.2 (July 2013): 207-226.
“The visual in documentary: Sergei Loznitsa and the importance of the image.” Studies in Documentary Film 7.2 (June 2013): 135-146.
Review: “Egor Baranov: Nightingale the Robber.” KinoKultura 40 (April 2013)
Review: “Marek Haltof: Polish Film and the Holocaust.” Slavic and East European Journal 57.1 (Spring 2013): 129-130.
“Survival and Community in Memoirs of the Holocaust in Poland.” Studies in Slavic Cultures 9 (2010): 26-41.
- Documentary cinema
- The Soviet Gulag
- Holocaust Studies
- Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Russian Culture
Representative Conference Presentations
“Seventy Years of the Revolution: Marina Babak’s More Light.” ASEEES Conference, November 2013
“Sergei Loznitsa: Russian Documentary Auteur.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, March 2013
“Renegotiating the Boundaries of Documentary in the 21st Century.” ASEEES Conference, November 2012
“Revolutionary and Reactionary Reality: The Evolution of Soviet and Post-Soviet Documentary Cinema.” AATSEEL Conference, January 2012
“Survival and Community in Memoirs of the Holocaust in Poland.” AATSEEL Conference, December 2009
Employment Since Graduation
Dissertation Title and Year
Visualizing the Past: Perestroika Documentary Memory of Stalin-era Trauma, 2014