BA, Russian Studies, College of William and Mary, 2006
MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian Literature), University of Pittsburgh, 2009
PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures "Territory and Empire in Early Soviet Poetry," 2016
University of Pittsburgh Cultural Studies Fellowship, 2013-14
University of Pittsburgh Andrew Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for the Humanities, 2012-13.
American Councils Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Fellowship (Moscow, Russia). Sept.-Dec. 2011.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian. University of Pittsburgh, 2009-10.
Forbidden Love on Page and Screen
Russian Short Story in Context
20th Century Masterpieces of Russian Literature
Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture
[Under Review] “Translations of Cultural Capital: The Persian Motifs and Esenin as National Poet.”
[Under Review] “Blurring the Boundaries: Nikolai Gumilev’s Africa and Russian Empire.”
Review of Nariman Skakov’s The Cinema of Tarkovsky: Labyrinths of Space and Time. In Slavic and East European Journal 57.1 (Spring 2013): 127-128.
Review of Jamie Miller’s Soviet Cinema: Politics and Persuasion under Stalin. In Slavic and East European Journal 55.1 (Spring 2011): 125-27.
Empire and Postcolonial Theory
Aesthetics of the Soviet Periphery
Schools of Peasant Poetry and Nekrasov
Contemporary Russian Cinema
Computational Methods and Verse Norms
Representative Conference Presentations
“The Sixties and Its Understanding of ‘Constructivist’ Poetry.” Princeton Conjunction, “Illusions Killed by Life: Afterlives of Soviet Constructivism.” Princeton. 10 May 2013.
“Algorithmic Derivation of Russian Prosodic Characteristics in Anna Akhmatova’s Verse.” Midwest Slavic Conference. Columbus. 6 April 2013.
“Aleksei Surkov and Territorial Consciousness in the Soviet Interwar Period.” AATSEEL Annual Conference. Boston. 5 January 2013.
“Boundaries in Soviet Lyric Geographies: Literalization of the Romantic Desert in Early Soviet Poetry.” ASEEES National Convention. New Orleans. 17 November 2012.
“‘All That Remains of the Old World’: Maiakovskii and the Challenge of Recuperating the Advertising Jingle.” AATSEEL Annual Conference. Bellevue, WA. 6 January 2012.