Alyssa DeBlasio

Associate Professor, Dickinson College

BA, Philosophy and Russian Area Studies, Villanova University, 2003

MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 2006

PhD (with honors), Russian Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2010


National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2012

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, Jan.-July 2009

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, U of Pittsburgh, 2007-2008

American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) Title VIII Combined Research and Training Fellowship, Jan.-May, 2007


“Anna in Almaty: Darezhan Omirbaev’s Shuga.” Tolstoy on Screen. Ed. Lorna Fitzsimmons (Northwestern UP, 2014).

“‘Nothing in Life But Death’: Aleksandr Zel’dovich’s Target in Conversation with Tolstoy’s Philosophy on the Value of Death,” Russian Review (July 2014).

“Writing the History of Russian Philosophy.” Studies in East European Thought 63.3 (2011): 203-26.

“Neobkhodimost' nauchnogo analiza sovetskoi filosofii,” Russkii zhurnal (14.10.2010).

“Novye tendentsii v al'ternativnykh epistemologiiakh,” Epistemologiia i filosofiia nauki 1 (Jan. 2010).

“The New-Year Film as a Genre of Post-War Russian Cinema.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 2.1 (January 2008): 43-61.

“Choreographing Space, Time, and Dikovinki in the Films of Evgenii Bauer.” The Russian Review (October 2007): 671-92.

Research Interests

Contemporary Russian philosophy

New Russian cinema

Intersections of Philosophy and literature

Employment Since Graduation

Assistant Professor of Russian, Dickinson College, 2010 - present

Dissertation Title and Year

Between Philosophies: The Emergence of a New Intellectual Paradigm in Russia (2010) Director: Nancy Condee