CIEE St. Petersburg. Resident Director
Ph.D. University of Pittburgh, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2007
Ph.D. Certificate (Cultural Studies), 2007
Ph.D. Certificate (Film Studies), 2007
M.A. in Russian Philology and Comparative Linguistics, Moscow Lomonosov State University, 1987
Russian Fairy Tales
History of Russian Film
Forbidden Love on Page and screen
Dreams, Visions, nad Nightmares (Russian Culture of the 20th Century
A Tale of Three Cities: Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg (early Russian culture)
New Developments in Post-Soviet Regions
Russian Language (all levels)
"Screening Anna Karenina: Myth via Novel or Novel via Myth." Tolstoy on Screen. Chicago: Northwestern UP, forthcoming.
"Crime and Punishment as a Comic Book." Dostoevskii's Overcoat: Influence, Comparison, and Transposition. Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York, 2013.
“Woman Avenger on Post-Soviet Screen.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema 4.2. Bristol: Intellect, 2010.
“The New Century: Has the Russian Pandora’s Time Come?” Slavic and East European Journal Vol. 51.2 (Summer 2007).
“Reading Nina Sadur in Translation.” The Oeuvre of Nina Sadur. The Ohio State University, 2005.
“Revisualizing Anna Karenina.” Tolstoy Studies Journal. Vol. XVI, 2004.
“The Chronotope of the Maternity Home.” Studies in Slavic Cultures IV. Pittsburgh, 2003.
Pop-culture adaptations of canonical literary texts
Contemporary Russian Cinema
Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture
Employment Since Graduation
Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian, Vanderbilt University
Center Director, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), St.Petersburg, Russia
Visiting Professor, St.Petersburg State University