PhD, May 2016
“Held Captive: Tolstoy, Nabokov, and the Aesthetics of Constraint”
A.B. Harvard University in Slavic Studies
- 19th and 20th century Russian prose
- The Russian Formalists along with their friends and foes
- Russian intellectual history and philosophy
Publications and Conferences:
“Infecting, Simulating, Judging: Tolstoy’s Search for an Aesthetic Standard,” Journal of the History of Ideas 74 (January 2013): 115-137.
Articles, book reviews, and theater reviews published in The Village Voice, The Moscow Times, and Businessweek.com.
Awards and Fellowships:
- Davis Center for Russian Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2014-2015)
- The Harvard Graduate Society Merit Fellowship Term-Time Research Award (2014)
- The V.M. Setchkarev Memorial Prize (2011, 2013)
- Harvard University Certificates of Distinction in Teaching (2011, 2012, 2013)
- Maurice Lazarus Graduate Research Travel Award (2011, 2014)
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant: Academic Year (2011-2012)