Chair of German and Russian and Professor of Russian
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (1994)
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Slavic Languages (2000)
Areas of Expertise
Music and Literature
Comparative Children’s Literature
RUSS 151 SEMContinuing Russian I (not offered 2022/23)
RUSS 306 / COMP 306 SEMRise and Shine with Tolstoy (not offered 2022/23)
RUSS 343 / GBST 343 / JWST 343 SEMSpectacles on His Nose and Autumn on his Heart: The Oeuvre of Isaac Babel (not offered 2022/23)
COMP 345 / GBST 345 / ENGL 365 SEMWonderland(s): Alice in Translation (not offered 2022/23)
RUSS 345 SEMBagging the Monsters : Tolstoy's Other Prose (not offered 2022/23)
“Teaching Alice in Translation.” Approaches to Teaching Alice in Wonderland, edited by Kimberly Reed. MLA Books, forthcoming.
“Lost and Found in Translation: Dinesen, Andersen, and the Rhetoric of Virginity.” Scandinavian Studies Journal, June 2020
“Isaac Babel.” Entry in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. 2015.
“For His Eyes Only: Performance and Spectatorship in Tolstoy’s Family Happiness.” Tolstoy Studies Journal, 2013.
“Two Tales of One City: Isaac Babel, Fellow Traveling and the End of NEP.” The NEP Era, Fall, 2012
“Writer, Heal Thyself: Trauma and Its Undoing in Two Tales by Isaac Babel.” The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, Spring, 2012.
“Sturm und Gesang: Kuprin’s Conversation with Chaikovsky and Tolstoy.” Muzyka: Russian Music Past and Present, Fall, 2012.
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize for teaching and writing, June 2018
The Whiting Foundation, grant for research at USC; awarded in April, 2018.
Fellow, The Oakley Center for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Spring, 2005, 2011-2012 academic year, and fall 2018.
Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)
Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA)
- Faculty Interview Panel
Thesis Advisor to Fi van Wingerden (COMP ’20): “Max Havelaar in Retelling and Translation.”