Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities, Stanford University, 2010-2012
Fulbright-Hays Scholarship for Russian Language Teachers Program (ACTR), 2010
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, 2009-2010
Nationality Rooms Scholarship for Study in Russia, Summer 2008
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2006-2007
Incarceration as Inspiration: Russian and American Prison Narratives, Stanford University
Modern European History: The Soviet Experience, Prison University Project, San Quentin prison
Utopian Visions, Dystopian Dreams: Russian Literature and Culture from 1917-1953, Stanford University
Masterpieces of 20th c. Russian Literature, University of Pittsburgh
Early Russian Culture, University of Pittsburgh
Monograph: Belomor: Criminality and Creativity in Stalin's Gulag Academic Studies Press, 2013.
“The Put’ of Perekovka: Transforming lives at Stalin’s White Sea-Baltic Canal,” The Russian Review, January 2012.
Translation, “Chronicle of Current Events,” introductory article for MEMORIAL website, March 2011 http://www.memo.ru/history/diss/chr/engabout.html.
Review of Another Sky. Dir. Dmitrii Mamuliia. In online journal Kinokultura, Issue 30 (2010), http://www.kinokultura.com/2010/30r-drugoenebo.shtml
Editorial Assistant, The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, New Haven: Yale UP, 2008.
20th c. Russian Literature
Film Studies (Documentary Film, Film Noir)
Theories of Subjectivity (Criminal Culture, Jewish Studies)
Material Culture (Gulag History, Art as Propaganda)
Representative Conference Presentations
Nov. 2010: Roundtable: “Cultural Mobility in the Russian Imperial, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Contexts,” ASEEES National Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 2010: Paper: “The ‘Factory of Life’: Criminal Autobiographies from Stalin’s White Sea-Baltic Canal,” ASEEES National Conference, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 2010: Paper: “The Put of Perekova: Transforming Lives at Stalin’s White-Sea Baltic Canal,” The Gulag in History and Memory Young Researchers Conference, Havighurst Center, Miami University in Ohio, Oxford, OH
Dec. 2009: Paper: “Charting Unmapped Territory: Tourist Guides from the Belomorkanal,” AATSEEL National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Employment Since Graduation
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Soviet History and Humanities Instructor, Jewish Community HS of the Bay