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.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Imagining Petersburg: Digital Mapping in the Literature Classroom,” UBC ArtsISIT workshop, Sept 2018

“Chekhov’s Ghosts: Imagining the Spectral at the Edge of the Modern,” ASEEES, Dec 2018

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