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 eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture, 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
, my personal website
, or my ORCID profile
Currently I am finishing a book about the influence of gothic writing on Russian realism. My new research project is about the Arctic in the Russian imperial imagination. Additionally, I am actively involved in Dostoevsky studies outreach. I serve as editor of The Bloggers Karamazov
, the blog of the North American Dostoevsky Society. With Kate Holland I am co-organizing a series of events
related to the 150th anniversary of the publication of Crime and Punishment
in 2016 and the bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s birth in 2021.