Education

  • 2014 C. Phil. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA
  • 2009 M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA
  • 2007 B.A. in French, minor in Russian, CSULB

Research

  • Russian Writers’ Screenplays and Literary Scenarios in 1920s and 1930s
  • Digital Humanities
  • Belarusian and Ukrainian Literature
  • Early Heritage Language Education
  • Curriculum Planning and Online Education

Publications

Articles

  • Review of Gelinada Grinchenko and Tetiana Dziadevych, ed. Skhid/Zakhid: Istoriko-kul’turologichnyi zbirnyk in Slavic and East European Journal Vol. 59, 1 Spring 2015
  • “Night Watch” in Beumers, Birgit, Emma Rhys, Gabriel Solomons, and José Alaniz. World Film Locations: Moscow. 2014
  • “Three Poplars on Pliushchikha Street” in Beumers, Birgit, Emma Rhys, Gabriel Solomons, and José Alaniz. World Film Locations: Moscow. 2014
  • “Professor Dowel’s Testament” in Directory of world cinema: Russia 2. 2013. Directory of world cinema. Bristol, UK: Intellect Ltd.
  • “A Man from Boulevard des Capucines” in Beumers, Birgit. 2011. Directory of world cinema. Bristol, UK: Intellect Ltd.
  • “East-Central European Literatures Twenty Years After”, a group publication in East European Politics and Societies 23, 2009
  • “How Much Does a Post-Soviet Love Cost? Between the Material and the Maternal ” review of Andres Puustuusmaa Red Pearl of Love (Krasnyi zhemchug liubvi), 2007: Kinokultura 24, April
  • “Bandits, Oligarchs, and Provincial Girls! Oh, My!” review of Andrei Konchalovskii’s Gloss (Glianets), 2007: Kinokultura 20, April
  • English translation of “The Other country” (a short story by Luba Jurgenson):Translator’s French Quarterly, 2007 VIII (February), 336-345

Courses

  • First year of Russian (Russian 1, 2, 3)
  • Russian for Hertiage Speakers (Russian 100A, 100B, 100C)
  • Languages of Los Angeles (Slavic 87)
  • Introduction to Russian Civilization (Russian 90)
  • Introduction to Slavic Civilization (Slavic 90)
  • Great Russian Novel (Russian 25)