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 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 working on a project to mark the bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s birth in 2021 and a SSHRC-funded digital humanities project investigating Dostoevsky’s corpus.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

MLA Annual Convention, Seattle, Jan 2020
Wall Institute, UBC, Mar 2020
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Jun 2020
University of Exeter, Jun 2020
ICCEES World Congress, Montréal, Aug 2020

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