Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies
Ph.D. 1993 (Slavic languages and literatures), M.A. (Slavic languages and literatures), Wisconsin (Madison); B.A. 1988 (Russian language and literature), Oberlin College
Office Address: 19 University Place, 2nd Fl.
New York, New York (US) 10003
Phone: (212) 998-8676
Areas of Research/Interest
Russian modernism and postmodernism, popular culture and cultural studies, sexuality and literature.
Overkill: Sex Violence, and Russian Popular Culture after 1991 (Cornell University press, 2008)
Men without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction, 1917-1929. Duke (2000).
Russian Postmodernism: Dialogue with Chaos by Mark Lipovetsky (editor and co-translator). M. E. Sharpe (1999).
"Our Borats, Our Selves: Yokels and Cosmopolitans on the Global Stage." Slavic Review 67.1 (2008): 1-7.
”Survival of the Catchiest: Memes and Postmodernism in Russia.” Slavic and East European Journal 48.3 (2004): 462-484.
'About That': Deploying and Deploring Sex in Post-Soviet Russia." Russian Culture of the 1990s. Studies in Twentieth Century Literature. 24:1 (Winter 2000): 51-83.
"Suspending Disbelief: Cults and Postmodernism in Contemporary Russia." Adele Barker (ed.). Consuming Russia. Duke University Press, 1999. 437-462.
"Public Offerings: MMM and the Marketing of Melodrama." Adele Barker (ed.). Consuming Russia. Duke University Press, 1999. 49-75.