PhD in Russian Literature and Culture, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
PhD certificate in Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
PhD certificate in Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
MA in Russian Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
MA in Popular Culture, Brock University, Canada, 2005
Specialist, Instructor of Cultural Studies, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2001
Sci-Fi: East and West
History of Soviet Film 2
Masterpieces of 20th Century Russian Literature
Masterpieces of 19th Century Russian Literature
The Russian Short Story in Context
Russian Fairy Tales
Beginning through Fourth-Year Russian
Man and Superman
Readings in Russian Literature
Russian Newspapers & Magazines
“Zulfiquor Musakov’s Boys in the Sky and Boys in the Sky 2.” Directory of World Cinema: Central Asia. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd, 2014. Forthcoming.
“Sergei Paradzhanov’s The Color of Pomegranates.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films. Eds. Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White. London: Routledge, 2014. Forthcoming.
“Sergei Solov'ev’s 2-Assa-2.” Directory of World Cinema: Russia. Ed. Birgit Beumers. London: Intellect Ltd, 2014. Forthcoming.
“Steffen, James. The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov.” (Book Review). Slavic and East European Journal 58.4 (Winter 2014). Forthcoming.
“Reading Other People’s Letters in the 1970s: Reconstructing Soviet Spectatorship in Il'ia Averbakh’s Other People’s Letters.” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review (April 2013): 1-35.
“Anti-Soviet Kitsch in Perestroika Melodrama: Sergei Solov'ev’s Assa.” Studies in Slavic Cultures X (October 2012). University of Pittsburgh. Department of Slavic Languages: 47-59.
“Aleksandr Rogozhkin 'Osobennosti natsional'noi okhoty' (1995).” Noev kovčeg russkogo kino. Ot 'Sten'ki Razina' do 'Stiljag'. Braguinski, Nikita, Vassilieva, Ekaterina. eds. Vinnytsia: Globus-Press, 2012. 453-7.
“Il'ia Averbakh 'Chiuzhie pis'ma' (1975).” Noev kovčeg russkogo kino. Ot 'Sten'ki Razina' do 'Stiljag'. Braguinski, Nikita, Vassilieva, Ekaterina. eds. Vinnytsia: Globus-Press, 2012. 307-11.
Brezhnev cinema and literature
Russian and Soviet youth culture
Post-Soviet popular culture and popular cinema
Belarusian, Polish, and Uzbek cinema
Representative Conference Presentations
“Literary Idols of the 19th Century in Sergei Solov'ev’s Youth Films,” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Conference, Boston, January 2014
“Constraining and Liberating Youth Sexuality: Empowered Teenagers in Soviet Cinema under Brezhnev,” 45th Convention of the ASEEES, Boston, November 2013
“Soviet Youth Films under Brezhnev: Musical Resistance in Vladimir Men'shov’s The Practical Joke,” 13th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference, Chicago, May 2013
“Disappointed Teenagers: Suicide and Trickery in Ernest Iasan’s Youth Films,” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Conference, Boston, January 2013
“Death and the Laws of Nature in Post-Soviet Necrorealist Films by Evgenii Iufit,” 44th Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, New Orleans, November 2012
“Optimism and Popular Soviet Youth Cinema: Generational Discord and Teenage Misfits in Dinara Asanova’s Films,” Popular Culture Association of Canada, Canada, May 2011
“Soviet Youth Films: Allegorical Intellectuals, Teen Love, and Generational Discord in Il'ia Frez’s Not Even in Your Dreams (1980),” Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference, San Antonio, March 2011