Ph.D. Russian Literature, Columbia, 2011
B.A. History and Literature, Harvard, 2002
I am an Assistant Professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, affiliated with Film and Media Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.
I am a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian and East European literatures and cultures, with broad comparative interests. Within modernist and contemporary cultural studies, I focus on diasporas and transnational cultures; avant-gardes, politics, and poetics; translation and remediation; Danube River and Black Sea studies; digital humanities, new media, and cultural networks.
All of my projects share a fundamental commitment to the study of transnational cultural flow, though the topics range from Vladimir Nabokov’s English-language novels to Danube River and Black Sea studies, Russian political poetry, and international cultural and political networks. I study moments and movements that draw from local as well as global exchanges, and am particularly interested in canon formation, cultural capital and its geographical distributions—embodied in several different genres, media, and languages. I try to make as much of my work freely available online as possible.
I am the Associate Editor of ASAP/Journal; co-editor of Russian Literature; co-curator of the “Poetry after Language” colloquy for Stanford University’s ARCADE digital salon; and a contemporary film and literature reviewer for The Los Angeles Review of Books.