Russian poetry, women writers, literary translation, translation theory and practice, Slavic folklore, Croatian literature, Serbian literature, gender and sexuality in Slavic cultures, science fiction
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
My research is focused on domestic factors shaping foreign policy choices in states undergoing political transition. In particular, I am interested in how party politics, economic reforms and social movements impact foreign policymaking in transitional post-Soviet states.
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
PhD Candidate in Musicology at the University of Georgia, studying Soviet opera and ballet, socialist realism and big Soviet style, and the early Stalinist period of the 1930s. Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia.
As Head of the IAS Department, I coordinate the work of the department’s seven programs (African, East Asian, West European, Global and International; Middle East; Slavic and Eurasian; and Spain, Portugal, Latin American and Caribbean) within KU Libraries and with other campus units. As Librarian for Slavic and Eurasian studies, I acquire materials from and about Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the Caucasus; provide research and instructional services to KU faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars, K-12 community, and the general public; and serve as library liaison to related academic departments and areas studies centers. I also engage in research and professional service and provide support for programs in Global & International Studies and European Studies.
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research centers on Russian music and musicians in the American contexts, migration studies, and musical and material networks.
Faculty member of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Department of History; Currently on Study-leave for PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.