Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University
B.A., Modern Langauges (French and Russian), University of Oxford

Teaching and Research Interests

Russian emigration, diaspora and exile (cosmopolitanism, self-adaptation, multilingualism).
Film and media (silent film, film and literature, media history, film theory).
Post-Soviet and contemporary theater and performance (actor training, directing, literary adaptation).
Visual and material culture (surface culture, illustrated press, commercial spectacle, consumption, display).
Gender and sexuality (body culture, beauty contests, aestheticization and fetishization of identity).

Selected Publications


Nabokov Noir: Cinematic Culture and the Art of Exile.
Cornell University Press, 2022.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

All the World’s a Scaffold: More’s Utopia, Nabokov’s Invitation.
Comparative Literature. Forthcoming 2023.

Nabokov’s Haunted Screen: The Exilic Uncanny in Weimar Film.
Reimagining Nabokov: Pedagogies for the 21st Century.
Amherst College Press. Forthcoming 2022.

Mapping Exile: Khodasevich’s 'European Night,' 1922-1927.
Russian Literature 122-123 (May-July 2021): 139-162.
Special Issue: Digital Humanities and Russian and East European Studies.

Gor’kii in Paris: Vladislav Khodasevich on Silver Age and Soviet Theater
Slavic and East European Journal 62.4 (Winter 2018): 685–705.

The Shop Window Quality of Things: 1920s Weimar Surface Culture in Nabokov’s Korol’, dama, valet.
Slavic Review 77, no.2 (Summer 2018): 390-461.

The Gambit: Chess and the Art of Competition in The Luzhin Defense.
Russian Review 76 (July 2017): 438-57.

Vladimir Nabokov, “On Generalities,” translated with an introduction and notes.
Times Literary Supplement, March 13, 2016: 17-18.