• The intersection of Russian Religious Philosophy and Western Neo-Kantian and Existential Philosophy in Dostoevsky
  • Constellations of metaphors in the early and autobiographic works of Yuri Olesha
  • Influence of the poetics and ideologies of Gogol and Dostoevsky on Modernism

Conference Papers:

  • “Masturbatory Themes and Chess and Their Relation to the Creation of Art in Vladimir Nabokov’s The Luzhin Defense,” Brown University Graduate Student Conference. Brown University, April 12, 2013.
  • “Soteriology and Murder: Brotherhood and the Path to Salvation through Death in F.M. Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, Demons, and The Brothers Karamazov,” California Slavic Colloquium. Stanford University, April 25, 2015.


Teaching Associate:

  • Introduction to Russian Civilization
  • Russian Civilization in the 20th Century
  • Christianities East and West
  • The Great Russian Novel (Writing Course)
  • Multicultural Russia in the 20th Century (Writing Course)