BA, Russian Studies and Film Studies minor, College of William and Mary, 2007
MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian Literature) University of Pittsburgh, 2009
PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures (Russian Literature) University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Lillian B. Lawler Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and Research, University of Pittsburgh (2013-2014)
Alternate for Social Science Research Council Eurasia Program Fellowships Dissertation Development Award (2013-2014)
Russian Fairy Tales
Masterpieces of 20th Century Russian Literature
Behind Bars: Cross Cultural Representations of Prison in hte 20th Century
Early Russian Culture
“Reinventing Soviet visual memory: a case study of Marina Goldovskaya’s documentary Solovki Power.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 7.2 (July 2013): 207-226.
“The visual in documentary: Sergei Loznitsa and the importance of the image.” Studies in Documentary Film 7.2 (June 2013): 135-146.
Review: “Egor Baranov: Nightingale the Robber.” KinoKultura 40 (April 2013)
Review: “Marek Haltof: Polish Film and the Holocaust.” Slavic and East European Journal 57.1 (Spring 2013): 129-130.
“Survival and Community in Memoirs of the Holocaust in Poland.” Studies in Slavic Cultures 9 (2010): 26-41.
The Soviet Gulag
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Russian Culture
Representative Conference Presentations
“Seventy Years of the Revolution: Marina Babak’s More Light.” ASEEES Conference, November 2013
“Sergei Loznitsa: Russian Documentary Auteur.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, March 2013
“Renegotiating the Boundaries of Documentary in the 21st Century.” ASEEES Conference, November 2012
“Revolutionary and Reactionary Reality: The Evolution of Soviet and Post-Soviet Documentary Cinema.” AATSEEL Conference, January 2012
“Survival and Community in Memoirs of the Holocaust in Poland.” AATSEEL Conference, December 2009