Ph.D., Columbia University (Russian and Comparative Literature).
M.Phil, Columbia University (Russian and Comparative Literature—Chinese).
M.A., School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (Russian Studies).
B.A., University of Oxford (Classics and Modern Languages—Ancient Greek and Russian).
20th- and 21st-century Russian literature; early Soviet culture; late-Soviet and post-Soviet literature and film; Russia and East Asia; literary theory. Recent graduate seminars include “Facts and Fictions: Factographic Strategies in Russian Prose.”
Early Soviet culture; Soviet internationalism; cultural connections and exchanges between Russia and China; Russian and Soviet Orientalism; theories and experiences of post-socialism; politics and aesthetics; subjectivity and self-narration.
Current book project:
Internationalist Aesthetics: Imagining China in Early Soviet Culture
• “Sino-Soviet Confessions: Authority, Agency and Autobiography in Sergei Tret’iakov’s Den Shi-khua,” forthcoming, The Russian Review.
• “Resignifying The Red Poppy: Internationalism and Symbolic Power in the Sino-Soviet Encounter,” forthcoming, Slavic and East European Journal.
• “Recoding the Sounds of Beijing: Internationalist Poetics in Sergej Tret’jakov’s ‘Ryči Kitaj’,” in review, Russian Literature.
• “Productive Rhythms: The Sounds of China through Soviet Ears,” Ulbandus: The Slavic Review of Columbia University, vol. XVI: Hearing Texts: The Auditory in Slavic Literatures, 2014.
• “Catastrophic Similarities: Boris Pil’niak’s Chinese Story,” Brown Slavic Contributions, vol. XIV: Estrangement, 2013.