B.A. 2002 (Slavic and English, double major) University of California, Berkeley; M.A. 2005, Ph.D. 2011 (Slavic Languages and Literatures) Columbia University
18th- and 19th-century Russian literature and culture; Novikov, Karamzin, Pushkin, Gogol; the rise of print media and the reading public; Russian imperial everyday life and domestic culture; early Russian prose fiction; Soviet Armenia; culinary history
19th-century Russian Literary Masterpieces; Storytelling and the Russian Tradition; Directed Studies—Literature; Literature and Society in Late-18th and Early-19th century Russia; Studies in the Novel: Dostoevsky; Capitalism and the 19th-century Novel; Pushkin and Gogol
Noble Farmers: The Provincial Landowner in the Russian Cultural Imagination, 1762-1861. Book manuscript.
“Figura blednaia, neiasnaia: Obraz pomeshchika v romanakh I.A. Goncharova” (“A Pale, Obscure Figure: The Representation of the Landowner in the Novels of I.A. Goncharov”) in Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie 2010, No. 106.
“How to Write a Model Landowner: Faddei Bulgarin, Nikolai Gogol and the Search for the Perfect Pomeshchik” Article MS in progress