I am 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 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

“Digital Humanities and Visual Resources: The Material and Digital Lives of Eastern European and Russian Artifacts” workshop, Princeton University, Sept 2019

“Literary Citizenship” conference, National Library of Norway, Oslo, Sept 2019

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual conference, San Francisco, Nov 2019

University of Virginia, 3 Dec 2019

University of Richmond, 4 Dec 2019

Modern Language Association annual convention, Seattle, Jan 2020

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