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 serve as editor of The Bloggers Karamazov, the blog of the North American Dostoevsky Society, and am working with Kate Holland on Digital Dostoevsky, a SSHRC-funded digital humanities project investigating Dostoevsky’s corpus using computational textual analysis methodologies.


Upcoming Talks and Conferences

MLA, Toronto, Jan 2021 (virtual)
Literary Lab, Stanford, Feb 2021 (virtual)
Pixellating DH Mixer, UBC Library, Feb 2021 (virtual)
Children’s Book Center, U Illinois, Mar 2021 (virtual)
Anglo-Russian Research Network, Pushkin House/U Exeter, May 2021 (virtual)
ICCEES World Congress, Montréal, Aug 2021 (virtual)

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