I am an Associate Professor of Slavic Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and the Vice-President of the North American Dostoevsky Society. 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 am finishing Writing Fear: Russian Realism and the Gothic, a book about the ways Russian realist writers used narrative models from European gothic fiction in their work. 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-editing working on two collaborative projects with Kate Holland (Toronto): Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming), an edited volume to mark Dostoevsky’s bicentenary in 2021, and Digital Dostoevsky, a SSHRC-funded digital humanities project investigating Dostoevsky’s corpus.


Upcoming Talks and Conferences

U Exeter, Jun 2020 (postponed)
19v Lecture Series, NYU Jordan Center, Aug 2020 (virtual)
Collaboration: A DH Conference, UBC, Oct 2020 (virtual)
Open Scholarship in Practice, UBC Library, Nov 2020 (virtual)
ASEEES, Washington DC, Nov 2020 (virtual)
Slavic Department Speaker Series, U of Toronto, Nov 2020 (virtual)
Russian Studies Seminar Series, UCL-SSEES, Dec 2020 (virtual)
MLA, Toronto, Jan 2021 (virtual)
Children’s Book Center, U Illinois, Mar 2021 (virtual)
Anglo-Russian Research Network, Pushkin House/U Exeter, May 2021 (virtual)
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, U Victoria, Jun 2021
ICCEES World Congress, Montréal, Aug 2021 (virtual)

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