Graduate Student


Olga Kim

BA, Russian Language and Literature, Seoul National University, 2006

MA, Russian Literature, Seoul National University, 2009

MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Office: 1228 Cathedral of Learning

Olga is a PhD candidate in Slavic and Film & Media Studies. Currently, she is writing her dissertation on aesthetics and history in tableau cinema of the Soviet peripheries during Late Socialism. Her research interests also include the early Soviet avant-garde, New Media, and Central Asian visual culture. She serves as co-editor for the online peer-reviewed journal Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media.

Courses Taught

Elementary Russian

Intermediate Russian

Russian Fairy Tales

Introduction to Film

History of Russian Film 1

Masterpieces of Nineteenth Century Russian Literature

Masterpieces of Twentieth Century Russian Literature


“Cinema and Painting in Parajanov’s Aesthetic Metamorphoses.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema vol. 12, issue 1 (2018):19-36

“Nesting Figures of the Past: The Legend of Suram Fortress (Sergei Parajanov, 1984).” Senses of Cinema vol. 85 (2017)

Research Interests

Soviet National Cinemas

Early Soviet Avant-Garde

New Media

Central Asian Visual Culture