Alumni



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Richard Beach Gray

MA, Russian Literature, University of Pittsburgh, 2011

BA, Russian Studies, Williams College, 2007

Awards

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Russian), Academic year 2013-4

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), Summer 2010

Courses Taught

Russian Fairy Tales

Masterpieces of 20th Century Russian Literature

Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture

Elementary Russian

Intermediate Russian

Publications

Article: "Ivan Golovnev: The Taiga's Activist Ethnographic Filmmaker" KinoKultura 41 (2013)

Review: "Spotlights on Russian and Balkan Slavic Cultural History" for The Slavic and East European Journal 56.1 (Spring 2012)

Review: "Spotlights on Russian and Balkan Slavic Cultural History" for The Slavic and East European Journal 56.1 (Spring 2012)

Review: "Six Degrees of Celebration 2" for KinoKultura 36 (Spring 2012)

Research Interests

Contemporary Russian Cinema

Object Oriented Ontology

Digital Media

Documentary Cinema

Russian and Soviet Culture

Representative Conference Presentations

"Object Perspective and the Films of Timur Bekmambetov" ASEEES 2012

The Sound of Fury: Music in Balabanov’s Films.” AATSEEL, Seattle. January 2012

“A Short Course in Russian Hip-Hop.” Dickinson College. October 28, 2011

“A Breath of Fresh Oxygen: Ivan Vyrypaev’s Postmodernism.” ASEEES, Washington, DC. November 2011

“The Roots of Russian Hip-Hop.” ASEEES, Los Angeles. November 2010

Employment Since Graduation

Novetta Advanced Analytics (Media Analyst)

Dissertation Title and Year

Global Russian Cinema in the Digital Age: The Films of Timur Bekmambetov, 2016