Dissertation: “Wireless Transmissions: Early Russian Radio and Modernist Poetics”
Research Interests: 20th century Russian and Soviet literature; critical theory; media technologies and cultural production; sound studies; travel writing.
M.Phil. (2019) Yale University, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Minor Field: Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Literature and Culture
M.A. (2012) University College London, Comparative Literature
Hons. B.A. (2011) University of Toronto, English Literature
Recent Conference Presentations
“Blockade Airwaves: the Poetry and Performance of Olga Bergholz,” AATSEEL Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 2019.
“Hearing Through the Ether: The Occult Origins of Early Russian Radio Practices,” ASEEES Conference, Boston, MA, December 2018.
“Gagra in the Literary Imagination: A Study of Fazil Iskander’s Sandro of Chegem,” Asia in the Russian Imagination Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2018.
“The National Mythopoesis of Viktor Vasnetsov,” AATSEEL Conference, Washington, DC, February 2018.
“Thrilling Plots and Cinematic Devices: Marietta Shaginian and the “Red Pinkerton” Novels,” University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies, Urbana, IL, April 2017.
Grants and Honors
2018–2020 European Studies Council Graduate Fellow, Yale University
2019 Russian Studies Program Dissertation Grant, Yale University
2019 MacMillan Center International Conference Travel Grant, Yale University
2018–2019 Walter G. Preston Jr. Fund Fellowship, Yale University
2018–2019 Macmillan Center International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Yale University
2018 European Studies Council Conference Travel Award, Yale University
2018 MacMillan Center International Conference Travel Grant, Yale University
2016 Dorris Hastings International Distinguished Engagement Award, Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University
2015–2017 Richard J. Franke Fellowship, Yale University
2008 University of Toronto Excellence Award in Social Sciences and Humanities