B.A.-Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1999
M.A.-Boston College, Ma, 2003
First year in the Ph.D. program: 2005-2006
Focus on Russian literature with a minor in Yiddish literature and Jewish Studies
Dissertation title: “The Emergence of Literary Ethnography in the Russian Empire: From the Far East to the Pale of Settlement, 1845-1917”
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Harriet Murav
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Russian and Yiddish melancholy, Russian and Yiddish fin de siecle, psychological and physiological degeneration, madness, urban space, sick and sexual bodies, carnival (Bakhtin), Kharms and Prigov, Yiddish and Russian symbolism, movies, mockumentary, conceptual art
Review of Henrietta Mondry. Exemplary Bodies: Constructing the Jew in Russian Culture, Since the 1880s. Borderlines: Russian and East-European Jewish Studies. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2009. Forthcoming in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Summer 2012 issue vol. 30, No. 4.
RUSS 101: Elementary Russian
RUSS 199: Russian fro Engineers
RUSS 201: Intermediate Russian
RUSS 301-302: Advanced Russian/Third Year Russian
Yiddish 101-102: Elementary Yiddish
German (fluent); Yiddish (fluent reading); French (intermediate level); Hebrew (intermediate level); Italian and Swedish (elementary levels)