Interests: Nineteenth and Twentieth century Russian art; Childhood studies; Childhood material culture; The Russophone World in contemporary Israel, Emigration studies, post-Soviet contemporary art, the New Barbizon artists.
M.A. University of Haifa, Israel. Art History.
B.A. University of Haifa, Israel. Art History& Hebrew and Comparative Literature.
“Combining antisemitism with Judaism: Collection Judaica as a Two-Faced Janus.” East European Jewish Affairs, forthcoming in 2021.
“The Phenomenon of the ‘New Barbizon’ in Israeli Art.” In: Israel: Languages, Society, Culture. Ed. Elena Nosenko-Stein and Dennis Sobolev, 333-365. Moscow: The Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2020.
“Between Illustration and Icon: The Works by Mikhail Vrubel.” Studii mystetstvoznavchi (The Studies of the History of Art, the journal is published by the Institute of Art Studies, Folklore Studies and Ethnology of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences), 4 no. 56 (2016): 58-69. http://sm.etnolog.org.ua/download/pdf/sm_2016_4.pdf.
Recent Conference Presentations:
“When the Wonderful Cat Landed in Israel: Hebrew Translations of Daniil Kharms,” ASEEES November 2020.
“The Phenomenon of the New Barbizon: The Aesthetics of Socialist Realism (?) in Israel,” Panel: Re-Imagining Socialist Aesthetics and Poetics, co-organized with Liana Battsaligova, AATSEEL February 2020.
“Fantastic Elements in Early Realism: How Cards, Shadows, and Mannequins Conquered Humans,”, NESEEES, NYU Jordan Center For the Advanced Study of Russia, March 2019.
“A Byzantine Influence on Mikahil Vrubel’s Art,” Panelist at a Conference for Young Scholars of Russian and East European Studies, Tel Aviv University, June 2016.
“Between an Illustration and an Icon: Mikhail Vrubel’s Literature Inspired Works,” Panelist at a Colloquium at the University of Haifa, April 2016.
“The Composite Model in Mikhail Vrubel’s Literature Inspired Works,” Roundtable: on Russian culture, organized by the Cummings Center in Tel Aviv University, March 2016.
As teaching fellow (TF):
RUSS 220/HSAR 221: Russian and Soviet Art, Fall 2020.
Fellowships and Awards:
MacMillan Center International Conference Travel Grant Yale University, 2020.
European Studies Council Travel Conference Award, Yale University, 2020.
Russian Studies Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Grant, Yale University, 2019.
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities summa cum laude award, 2014.
A pre thesis grant awarded by the University of Haifa, 2014.
Stipend for an advanced French course, the French embassy in Israel, 2012.
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa summa cum laude award, 2012.
The Dean of Students Prizes for excellence from both the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature and the Department of History of Art, University of Haifa, 2012.
Summa cum laude scholarship from the Dean of Students, University of Haifa, 2011.
Summa cum laude scholarship from the Dean of Students, University of Haifa, 2010.