Tatyana Gershkovich

Tatyana Gershkovich

Assistant Professor of Russian Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
Tatyana  Gershkovich

PhD, May 2016

Dissertation Title:

“Held Captive: Tolstoy, Nabokov, and the Aesthetics of Constraint”


A.B. Harvard University in Slavic Studies

Research Interests:

  • 19th and 20th century Russian prose
  • The Russian Formalists along with their friends and foes
  • Aesthetics
  • 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)


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