“Recasting the Past: Russian Literature, Drama, and the Plastic Arts in the Era of Reform”
Ph.D. (expected 2023), Yale University, Slavic Languages and Literatures
M.Phil. (2019) , Yale University, Slavic Languages and Literatures. Minor: Serbian Language and Literature.
M.A. (2015), University of Toronto, Slavic Languages and Literatures
H.B.A. (2014), University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Arts, Specialist: Russian language and literature
Historical fiction and drama; 19th-century Russian literature; 19th century Russian print culture; early Russian mass-media; 19th-century sculpture; narrative silence; gendered models of communication
Mark Matveevich Antokol’skii; Fedor Dostoevskii; Aleksei Konstantinovich Tolstoi.
2021 (Summer), Grader for “Second-Year Russian II,” Yale University (Summer Session B), Instructor: Dr. Julia Titus
2021 (Summer), Grader for “Second-Year Russian I,” Yale University (Summer Session A), Instructor: Dr. Julia Titus
2021 (Spring), Teaching Fellow for “First-Year Russian II” (taught remotely), Yale University, Instructor: Dr. Julia Titus
2020 (Fall), Teaching Fellow for “First-Year Russian I” (taught remotely), Yale University, Instructor: Dr. Julia Titus
2020 (Spring), Teaching Fellow for “War and Peace” (WR), Yale University, Professor Edyta Bojanowska
2019 (Fall), Teaching Fellow for “Tolstoy and Dostoevsky,” Yale University, Professor Molly Brunson
2019 (Spring), Teaching Fellow for “First-Year Russian II,” Yale University, Instructor: Julia Titus
2018 (Fall), Teaching Fellow for “First-Year Russian I,” Yale University, Instructor: Julia Titus
2015 (Spring), Teaching Assistant and Marker for “Second-Year Russian,” University of Toronto, Instructor: Julia Mikhailova
2014 (Fall), Teaching Assistant and Marker for “First-Year Russian,” University of Toronto, Instructor: Jan Schallert
Selected Conference Presentations:
“‘Too dragged out, can’t understand a thing’: The Impatience of Youth in Demons.” Funny Dostoevsky, Dartmouth College, virtual. May 14-15, 2021.
“‘Learning Russian will be a breeze, they said!’: Popular Discourse on the Difficulty of Russian Grammar for Foreign Language Learners.” Культура, политика, язык: преподавание иностранных языков и культур в эпоху радикальных перемен (Culture, Politics, Language: Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures in an Era of Radical Change), Department of Foreign Languages at the Russian State University for the Humanities’ Institute of Linguistics (RSUH/РГГУ), virtual. January 31, 2021.
“Destabilizing History in Mark Antokol’skii’s Ivan Groznyi.” ASEEES, virtual. November 5-8, 14-15, 2020.
“Speaking Silently in Fedor Dostoevskii’s “Krotkaia”,” on the North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS)-Sponsored Panel, AATSEEL, San Diego, CA. February 6-9, 2020.
“(Re-)Reading Leonid Leonov’s Early Prose: “Bubnovyi valet,” “Valina kukla”, “Dereviannaia koroleva.” AATSEEL, New Orleans, LA. February 7-10, 2019.
“Dostoevsky’s Podrostok.” ASEEES roundtable, Boston, MA. December 6-9, 2018.
“Narrative Potential in Mark Antokol’skii’s Ivan the Terrible,” in the seminar, “Varieties of Russian Realism: Medium, Genre, and Form in the 19th-century Russian Arts,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). UCLA. March 29-April 1, 2018.
“Narrative as Radical Intervention in Demons.” Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism. University College London (UCL) School of Slavonic and East European Studies. 20-21 October, 2017.
Book Reviews & Interviews:
Book interview with Professor Tatyana Kowałewska (Russian State University for the Humanities), Bloggers Karamazov (the Official Blog of The North American Dostoevsky Society), April 1, 2021. Invited by editor, Katya Bowers (University of British Columbia). https://bloggerskaramazov.com/2021/04/01/a-chat-with-tatyana-kovalevskaya/
2021 (Summer), ACTFL MOPI Assessment Workshop (25 hours of professional development, online)
2021 (Summer), STARTALK, “Discover Teaching Russian: Come Learn with Us.” Intensive standards-based course focused on current pedagogical theory in the teaching and learning of Russian. Administered remotely by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland (65 hours of professional development)
2020 (Spring), Writing Requirement (WR) Teaching Fellow Workshop (six-weeks) at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
2018 (Fall), “Center for Language Study Pedagogy Workshop,” intensive workshop at the Yale Center for Language Study
Selected Academic Service & Additional Professional Experiences:
Ongoing, Member of the North American Dostoevsky Society (NADS) “Readers Advisory Board” (Invited to join in 2019)
2021, Research Associate, Virtual Summer Research Lab (VSRL), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2020, Editorial Assistant, The Yale Review
2019, Research Assistant to Dr. Paul Bushkovitch (Yale History Department) for the book, Succession to the Throne in Early Modern Russia: The Transfer of Power 1450-1725 (Cambridge UP, 2021)
2018-2020, McDougal Career Fellow at the Yale University Office of Career Strategy
2017-2019, Co-Organizer of the Yale Slavic Film Series
2017-2019, Co-Organizer of the Yale Slavic Colloquium
2021-2022, Macmillan International Dissertation Research Fellowship, granted by Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale
2020 (Fall), Graduate Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowship, granted by Yale GSAS.
2019, Russian Studies Dissertation Fellowship, granted by The European Studies Council and Carnegie Corporation
2018, Winner of the North American Dostoevsky Society Graduate Student Essay Contest for “Speaking Silently in Fedor Dostoevskii’s ‘Krotkaia’”
2018, Russian Studies Predissertation Fellowship, granted by The European Studies Council and Carnegie Corporation