I am an Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I specialize in Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, and teach classes about Russian, Slavic and comparative literature and culture. More information about my research and activities can be found on my institutional profile and my personal website.
Currently, I’m a PhD Candidate at The Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences working on the project ‘The Memory of the October Revolution in the USSR/Russia 1917-2015 on the examples of Moscow and Tambov.’ Since 2017 I have been working at the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. I also cooperate with the Polish Institute of International Affairs on the Polish Diplomatic Documents series. Interested in my research see the academia.edu website: https://pan-pl.academia.edu/Bart%C5%82omiejGajos
Brittany Roberts is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at University of California, Riverside, where she studies 20th- and 21st-century Russian and Anglophone literature and cinema. She is currently writing her dissertation, which undertakes a comparative analysis of Russian and Anglophone horror literature and cinema focusing on depictions of humans, animals, the environment, and the ecological and metaphysical dynamics that link them. Brittany has published articles and chapters in The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies and the forthcoming collections Ecohorror, Plants in Science Fiction: Speculative Vegetation, and The Spaces and Places of Horror. She is especially interested in how horror disrupts the human-nonhuman binary and in how speculative fiction reconsiders, challenges, and reconceives of our relations with other species.
World literatures, translation, postcolonial theory, transnationalism, globalization, literature as commodity, paratextual studies, diaspora, exile, immigration, gender studies, critical race studies, climate fiction, global Anglophone literature, Haitian literature, Francophone literature, Czech literature, African literature, African American literature
Russian and Soviet literature; postcolonialism; cultural studies
Historian, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Host, New Books in Russian Studies podcast series Host, New Books in East European Studies podcast series Research development, program management and university-community partnerships