My research focuses primarily on the literary and cultural history of the Russian Golden Age (roughly, 1800-40). My current and past projects are concerned with underground literary societies, the Russian libertine tradition, literary censorship, and, more broadly, the sociology and pragmatics of Russian literature. I have worked as a Fulbright Fellow, State Department Title VIII Research Fellow, and University of Michigan Predoctoral Fellow at various institutions in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Russian language, literature, film, and cultural history.
I am the Coordinator for the UWM Slavic Languages Program, which offers a Major and a Minor in Russian, and Faculty Coordinator for the Russian and East European Studies Certificate Program. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly with questions about these programs.
I edit a book series for Academic Studies Press called The Unknown Nineteenth Century.
I am an editor at The Fundamental Digital Library of Russian Literature and Folklore (Russian Academy of Sciences), and I also serve on the editorial staff of the Moscow-based journalPhilologica: A Bilingual Journal of Russian and Theoretical Philology.
I am happy to certify translations of transcripts, birth certificates, and other official documents written in Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian/Croatian pro bono for members of the UWM community and, when time permits, for other residents of the Milwaukee metro area. I also administer proficiency exams in Russian and Serbian/Croatian for UWM students (by appointment).