Michael Kunichika

Michael Kunichika

Visiting Assistant Professor



  • Russian Modernism; critical theory; silent Russian and Soviet cinema



  • University of California, BerkeleyPh.D., 2007
  • Reed CollegeB.A., 1999


Selected Publications

  • "Our Native Antiquity": Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Culture of Russian Modernism (Academic Studies Press, 2015).
  • "The Ecstasy of Breadth: The Odic and Whitmanesque in Vertov's 'A Sixth Part of the World,'" Studies in Russian and Soviet Film 6:1 (2012).
  • "The Scythians Were Here': On Nomadic Archaeology, Modernist Form, and Early Soviet Modernity," Ab Imperio 2 (2012): 229-257.


Contact Information

Barker Center 311
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138