Kiun Hwang

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 2019
  • M.A. Russian Languages and Literatures, Yonsei University, Russia, 2008
  • B.A. Russian Languages and Literatures, Yonsei University, Russia, 2005

Courses Taught

  • Sci-Fi: East and West
  • Masterpieces 20th Century Russian Literature (Intensive Writing Course)
  • Forbidden Love on Page and Screen
  • Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture
  • Russian Fairy Tales

Representative Publications

2015 “Geo-Cultural Mapping of the Imperial Gift and its Post-Soviet Identity.” Studies in Slavic Cultures 12 (2015): 6-54.

Research Interests

  • Imaginative geography, city and museum studies
  • Monuments and memory 
  • Petersburg text
  • Petersburg/Leningrad films, Aleksei Balabanov

Representative Conference Presentations

  • "(Un)making Monuments and Places of Memory." ASEEES Conference, San Fransisco, 2019.
  • "Making the Historic City Global and Postmodern." CSA Conference, New Orleans, 2019.
  • "Claiming the Wall." AATSEEEL Conference, San Fransisco, 2017.
  • "Periphery or Center? Museumified St. Petersburg in Contemporary Films." ASEEES Conference, San Antonio, 2014.
  •  "A Moment of Gaze: Utopian Temporality in Stalinist Architecture." ASEEES Conference, Boston, 2013.
  • "Collection and Recollection for a Void in Dead Souls.' AATSEEL Annual Conference. Boston. 5 January 2013