BA Russian / BS Computer Science, Miami University (Ohio)
MA Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University
PhD Slavic and East European Languages & Literatures, The Ohio State University
Areas of Interest
Post-Soviet Cinema and Culture
19th-century Russian Literature and Drama
19th and 20th century Polish Culture
Central Asia and the Caucasus in Russian Cultural Production
Cultural Studies, Identity Construction, Nationhood and Memory Studies
RUSS 1001, 1002, 2003, 2004: Russian Language
RUSS 3230: Contemporary Russian Film
RUSI 4500: Senior Capstone: The Fantastic in Russian Literature
FORL 2220: Sci-Fi: East and West
GLST 1000: Intro to Global Studies
- “Beyond Representation:
Affective Language and Performance in Ivan Vyrypaev’s ‘Delhi Dance’ (2012) and
‘Unbearably Long Embraces’ (2015),” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema
- “My Joy (Dir. Sergei
Loznitsa, 2010),” Russian Cinema Reader, Volume Three (2005-2015), ed.
Rimgaila Salys (in press)
- “From Tikhie to Gromkie: The Discursive Strategies of the Putin-era Auteurs.” Russian Literature (guest ed. Mark Lipovetsky and Klavdia Smola) (in press)
- “Dramatizing Dualism: The Use of the Literary Double in Prus’s The Doll.” The Polish Review (Vol. 62.4, 2017, p. 3-20)
- Translation of Maciej Miłkowski’s short story “The Week of German Cinema,” New England Review (Vol. 37, No. 4, December 2016). Translation was performed by students at Middlebury College for “NER Out Loud” on February 24, 2017. http://www.nereview.com/ner-out-loud/february-24-2017/
- Review of Film "Brother Dejan", KinoKultura (Vol. 52, April, 2016).
- Review of Networked Affect (Eds. Hillis, Paasonen, et al., MIT Press, 2015), Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central European New Media (Vol. 14, 2015, pp. 221-224)
- Review of Film "Ask Me", KinoKultura (Vol. 48, April, 2015).
- "National Identity (De)Construction in Recent Independent Cinema: Kirill Serebrennikov's Yuri's Day and Sergei Loznitsa's My Joy," Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Vol. 8:3, November, 2014, pp. 218-232)
- Review of Film "Dialogues", KinoKultura (Vol. 42, October, 2013).
- "In Between and Beyond: Hybrid Genre and Multicultural Perspective in Sergei Dvortsevoi's Tulpan." Australian Slavonic and East European Studies (Vol. 26, 2012, pp. 77-97)
- "Anticipating Chekhov: Tragicomic Elements in Griboedov's Woe from Wit," The Pushkin Review (Vol. 15, 2012, pp. 125-142