Education

  • 2014    Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles (Dissertation: “Byzantine Liturgy and the Primary Chronicle”)
  • 2010    M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2005    B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, Pepperdine University, magna cum laude

Research

  • Medieval Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Data Science
  • Byzantine Studies
  • Russian Literature and Language
  • Post-Soviet Religion

Publications

Articles

  • “A ‘New Constantine’ in Rus’: The Liturgical Structure of Prince Vladimir’s Pre-Conversion Biography in the Primary Chronicle.” On Behalf of All and for All: The Place of Liturgy in Russian Culture. Eds. Ronald Vroon, Sean Griffin, Jeffrey Riggs. UCLA Slavic Studies (New Series). Bloomington, IN: Slavica.
  • Le baptême d’Ol’ga dans le Récit des temps passés ou le palimpseste liturgique.” Ecrire et reécrire l’histoire russe, d’Ivan Terrible à V.O Kliuchevskii. Ed. Pierre Gonneau. Paris: Institut d’études slaves.

Forthcoming Books

  • Byzantine Liturgy in Rus: The Making of the Kievan Primary Chronicle. Under contract with “Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series.” New York: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books

  • On Behalf of All and for All: The Place of Liturgy in Russian Culture. Eds. Ronald Vroon, Sean Griffin, Jeffrey Riggs. UCLA Slavic Studies (New Series). Bloomington, IN: Slavica.

Web-based Publications

  • “V. V. Rozanov.” Peer-reviewed encyclopedia entry for the Routledge Encylopedia of Modernism. Ed. Megan Swift. London: Routledge.

Courses

Undergraduate

  • History of Russia, Origins to the Rise of Muscovy
  • Dostoevsky
  • Literature and Revolution
  • Intermediate Russian

Graduate

  • Medieval East Slavic Literature (Stanford University, 2015)

Teaching Assistant:

  • Christianity, East and West
  • Introduction to Russian Civilization
  • Elementary Russian
  • Russian Novel in Translation
  • Russian Civilization in the 20th Century

Conference Papers

  • “The ‘Apostle Constantine’ and the Chronicles of Medieval Rus’.” Interdisciplinary Symposium: “Constantine and the Grandeur that was Rome.” Oxford, England: University of Oxford. (2013)
  • “Orthodox Liturgy and the Primary Chronicle.” Voces Nostrates Lecture Series. University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.(2013)
  • “The Orthodox Salvation Story: Ritual, Narrative, and Conversion in the Primary Chronicle.” Association for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Conference. Boston, MA. (2013)
  • “The Liturgical Subtext of Princess’ Olga’s Baptism in the Primary Chronicle.” Colloque International: Ecrire et reecrire l’histoire russe, d’Ivan le Terrible a Vassili Kliutchevskii. Paris, France: Universite Paris-Sorbonne. (2012)
  • “Vasilii Rozanov and the Religion of Sex.” Association for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Conference. New Orleans, LA. (2012)
  • “The Strangeness of Christ in V.V. Rozanov’s ‘Protestant Poetics’.” American Association of Slavic and East European Teachers (AATSEEL) Conference. Seattle, WA. (2012)
  • “Is Beauty Moral? Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and the Influence of Orthodox Liturgical Aesthetics in Nineteenth Century Russian Literature.” Sophia Institute Conference. New York, NY: Columbia University/ Union Theological Seminary. (2011)
  • “Changes in Tolstoy’s Axiology from War and Peace to Anna Karenina.” Davis School of Russian Graduate Student Conference. Middlebury, VT. (2011)
  • “The Mother of God and the mother of Rus’: How Byzantine Liturgics Gave Birth to the Primary Chronicle. California Slavic Colloquium. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California. (2010)

Digital Humanities Projects

  • The Algorithm of Salvation: Topic Modeling and the Search for Christian Liturgy in the Full Collection of Russian Chronicles (Полное собрание русских летописей).
  • “Visualizing Shakhmatov”: An Experimental Data Visualization of the Textual History of the Kievan Primary Chronicle.