Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Middlebury College School of Russian
B.A., Yale University

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15 Seminary Place, Room 4120
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Spring 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30pm/Thursdays 4:15-5:30pm
Zoom Virtual Office - PW: 847250



Research Interests:

19th century Russian literature and culture. The Russian and European novel; narrative theory and theory of the novel (Georg Lukács and Mikhail Bakhtin); intersections between philosophy and literature; Russian realism and Symbolism; serialization and adaptation; literary character. 


Fellow at the International Doctoral Program ‘Mimesis,’ Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich (Summer 2017)

Princeton Society of Fellows (2016-2017)

Dissertation Completion Grant, Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund

Townsend Dissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Language Center Fellowship, UC Berkeley

Mellon Discovery Fellowship, Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley


“Dinner at the English Club: Character on the Margins in Tolstoy’s War and Peace,” Slavic and East European Journal 61.2 (Summer 2017): 311–330. (forthcoming)

“‘A Variety of Forms’: Reading Bodies in Nabokov,” Nabokov Studies 14 (2016): 1–30.

 “Istoriia vsekh”: Epilog i sistema personazhei v romane Tolstogo ‘Voina i mir’ [“The history of all”: The epilogue and the character-system of Tolstoy’s War and Peace]. In Lev Tolstoi i mirovaia literatura: Materialy IX Mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii, edited by Galina Alekseeva (2016). (Conference presentation)

  “‘This Ancient, Fragile Vessel’: Degeneration in Bely’s Petersburg,” Slavic and East European Journal 57:3 (Fall 2013): 403–424.

Book Manuscript in Progress

Mimetic Lives: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Character in the Novel

Courses Taught at Rutgers:

Dostoevsky (01:860:330:01; AH o, p)

Tolstoy's War and Peace (01:860:330:01; WCd)

Tolstoy (01:860:331:01; AH o, p; WCd)

Gender and Sexuality in Russian Literature (01:860:435:01)