Michael Kunichika, Ph.D. 2007

Dissertation: The Penchant for the Primitive: Archaeology, Ethnography, and the Aesthetics of Russian Modernism

After Berkeley, Michael Kunichika (who received B.A. from Reed College) taught at Amherst College and New York University. His research interests include Russian modernism, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between painting and literature; Russian cinema and visual culture; literary theory, rhetoric, and Russian archaeology.

In 2015-16, he is a Visiting Scholar at The School of Historical Studies at Princeton.

His first book, “Our Native Antiquity”: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Culture of Russian Modernism is published by the Academic Studies Press