Assistant Professor of Humanities & Languages
Director, Merrill-Lynch Writing & Communication Center
New Economic School, Moscow
Editor in Chief, Pushkin Review [Пушкинский вестник]
Cheif Editor of English Issues, Educational Studies Moscow [Вопросы образования]
Ph. D., Princeton University (Slavic Languages & Literatures) Princeton, NJ: 2008.
M. A., Princeton University (Slavic Languages & Literatures) Princeton, NJ: 2002.
B. A., University of Florida, summa cum laude (English / Russian, double major) Gainesville, FL: 1999.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles & Book Chapters
"A Decisive Step," forthcoming in Directory of Central Asian Cinema, ed. Birgit Beumers (Bristol, UK: Intellect, Ltd., 2015).
“Tolstoy against the Canon—Intersections of the Ethical, Economic, Theological and Aesthetic in What Is Art?,” in Winning Revolutions—The Psychosocial Dynamics of Revolts for Freedom, Fairness and Rights, ed. J. Harold Ellens. 3 vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013), III: 31 – 44.
Poltava, blank-verse rendition of Alexander Pushkin’s narrative poem. (Complete). In Pushkin Review 11 (2008): 129 – 71.
Angelo, blank-verse rendition of Alexander Pushkin’s narrative poem (with a foreword “On Translating Pushkin’s Angelo”). In Pushkin Review 6 – 7 (2003 – 2004): 119 – 41.
«Кино и эстетика террора» forthcoming in Труды международной научной конференции «Террор и культура», ed. T. Iurieva, et al (2015).
Peer-reviewed Encyclopedia Entries
“Battleship Potemkin,” forthcoming in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (REM), eds. Stephen Ross, Rahul Supra, et al. (London: Routledge, 2015).
“Dziga Vertov,” forthcoming in REM, eds. Stephen Ross, Rahul Supra, et al. (London: Routledge, 2015).
“Lev Kuleshov,” forthcoming in REM, eds. Stephen Ross, Rahul Supra, et al. (London: Routledge, 2015).
“October,” forthcoming in REM, eds. Stephen Ross, Rahul Supra, et al. (London: Routledge, 2015).
“Sergei Eisenstein,” forthcoming in REM, eds. Stephen Ross, Rahul Supra, et al. (London: Routledge, 2015).
“Sergei Paradjanov,” forthcoming in REM, eds. Stephen Ross, Rahul Supra, et al. (London: Routledge, 2015).
“Vsevolod Pudovkin,” forthcoming in REM, eds. Stephen Ross, Rahul Supra, et al. (London: Routledge, 2015).
Professional Conferences, Presentations, and Lectures
Lectures & Presentations by Invitation
“Panel Discussion: Trends Shaping ESP / EAP / EMI,” at the international conference Models of ESP/EAP/EMI in the Context of Higher Education Internalization, National University of Science & Technology “MISiS” in Moscow, Russia. November 21, 2014.
“Writing Centers and Bilingual Curricula: Negotiating a Transfer-Oriented Pedagogy,” as Keynote Speaker at the international conference Models of ESP/EAP/EMI in the Context of Higher Education Internalization, National University of Science & Technology “MISiS” in Moscow, Russia. November 21, 2014.
«Кино и эстетика террора», at the Международная научная конференция «Террор и Культура», St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. October 23, 2014.
«Ирония отсутствия в фильме Александра Сокурова „Русский ковчег”», at the Международная научная конференция«Культура русского зарубежья 1990 – 2010», St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. May 28, 2012.
«КакпреподаватьА. С. Пушкинавамериканскихвузах?», at the Herzen Pedagogical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. May 19, 2010.
“On Translating Pushkin,” at Emory University’s Russian & East European Studies Program, Atlanta, GA. December 11, 2004.
Conference Presentations (As Author)
“Teaching Transferrable Writing Skills in Multilingual Contexts.” This paper passed a double-blind peer review and was read at the European Writing Centers Association’s international conference in Frankfurt on der Oder, Germany on July 20, 2014.
“Anti-Tragedy or Synthesis? (Pushkin’s Drama and Its Dialectic Relationship to Shakespeare and Voltaire),” 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies. New Orleans, LA. November 17, 2012.
“History and the Human on the Scales of Fate: Poltava as a Pushkinian Inversion of King Lear,” 35th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Toronto, Ontario. November 21, 2003.
“A Brief Discourse on the Whimsical Nature of Art: Ideology versus Inspiration in Dostoevsky’s Demons,” Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference. Princeton, NJ. March 25, 2000.
“A Perspective on Hamlet’s Rage: Pasternak’s Analysis of Shakespeare’s Portrayal,” 68th Annual South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention. Atlanta, Ga. November 5, 1998.
Conference Panels (As Chair or Moderator)
Chair for the panel, “Pushkin and Tragedy II,” 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies. New Orleans, LA. November 18, 2012.
Discussant for the panel, “Pushkin’s Prose” (sponsored by the North American Pushkin Society), 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies. Washington, D. C. November 19, 2011.
English, Humanities & Writing Curricula for Economics Majors (Joint BA Program at the New Economic School and Higher School of Economics in Moscow). Contributed to the development of the English language, writing, and humanities curricula, particularly with regard to required courses, learning outcomes for courses at various levels, and placement exams for L2 students.
Honors Writing and Communications Studios (Kilachand Honors College at Boston University). Serving as one of six faculty members tasked with designing and teaching interdisciplinary writing and communications studios for the KHC. The studios focus on teaching information literacy and college-level research, reading and writing in various genres, oral communications skills, use of visual aids in live presentations, and portfolio development.
Information Literacy in Interdisciplinary Writing & Research Seminars (College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University). Developed a sequence of “IL” designated writing seminars and research seminars designed to enhance on genre awareness, fundamental skills in qualitative and quantitative research, and literacy across media.
Portfolio-Based Writing Seminars (College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University). Contributed to the curricular overhaul of the CAS Writing Program to a portfolio-oriented pedagogy.
Committees, Initiatives, Assessments & Pilots
Research Project “Russian Foresight 2030: A Long-Term Prognosis of Russia’s Academic & Technological Development” (Expert Consultant), Sponsored by the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Education, the Higher School of Economics, and the Institute for Statistical Research and Economics. Served on the team responsible for assessing “Philology” [in the broad sense of Languages and Literatures and other such fields]: Higher School of Economics, 2014 – Present.
Fulbright Selection Committee (Interviewer), The Fulbright Program, Institute of International Education. Interviewed finalists for and helped select recipients of the Fulbright and Fulbright-Kennan Visiting Scholar Grants. November 19, 2013; September 15 – 26, 2014.
Humanities & Languages Department (Founder), New Economic School 2013 – 2014. The committee was formed to create a department of Humanities & Languages and oversee its development in the initial stages. 2013 was spent on planning the department, which was founded in the fall of 2014.
English Department Curriculum Committee (Member), New Economic School [Российская экономическая школа]: 2013 – 2014.
Learning Management Systems Steering Committee (Member), Boston University: 2012 – 2013. Oversees the maintenance, customization and implementation of LMSs. Develops strategies for adoption of favored platforms. Most recently worked on rolling out Blackboard Learn and providing the training for faculty.
WR(Editor, Associate Editor). Boston University: 2010 – 2013). WR is BU’s journal of exemplary undergraduate writing. I served as Associate editor from 2010 – 2011 and Editor from 2011 – 2013. Current and back issues can be found here: <http://www.bu.edu/writingprogram/journal/>.
Program Assessment Project (Faculty Participant), CAS Writing Program, Boston University: 2011. Includes quantitative and qualitative analysis of student work at various stages in the course sequence.
Portfolio Pilot Project (Faculty Participant), CAS Writing Program, Boston University: 2008 – 2009. Established portfolio-based curriculum that has been adopted program-wide.
Faculty Development Colloquia Led
“What is ‘Information Literacy?’” Boston University, 16 November 2011, 8 September 2011, 20 July 2011.
“Librarians’ Engagement in Information Literacy Education.” Boston University’s Mugar Memorial Library, 12 September 2011.
“Some Guidelines for Efficient and Effective Grading.” Boston University, 1 November 2011.
“Grading Writing Portfolios.” Boston University, 21 October 2009.
“Developing a Portfolio-Oriented Curriculum.” Boston University, 14 September 2009.
Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
Conference on College Composition and Communication
European Writing Centers Association
International Writing Centers Association
Modern Languages Association
National Council of Teachers of English
International Pushkin Society
Russian (near native)
French (reading knowledge)