• BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley
  • BA, Molecular and Cell Biology: Neurobiology, UC Berkeley
  • MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA
  • PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UCLA


  • 19th-century Russian prose
  • 19th-century Russian journalism and media
  • Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav film and literature
  • film and media studies
  • LGBT studies
  • masculinity studies
  • identity politics
  • ethnicity and nationalism



  • “Concealing, Revealing, and Coming Out: Lesbian Visibility in Dalibor Matanić’s ‘Fine Dead Girls’ and Dana Budisavljević’s ‘Family Meals’.” Studies in European Cinema (forthcoming in 2015).
  • “On Feeling, Filling, and Flying (Mad Men, Season 4.9).” Mad World on Kritik, September 21, 2010, 3500 words (with Konstantine Klioutchkine). <>
  • “Proryv Soprano (Sopranos’ Breakthrough).” Kriticheskaia massa, 2003:3, 3500 words (with Konstantine Klioutchkine). <>
  • “Variable effects of chronic subcutaneous administration of rotenone on striatal histology.” Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2004 Oct 25;478(4):418-26 (with Chunni Zhu, Patrick Vourc’h, Pierre-Olivier Fernagut, Sheila M. Fleming, C.D. Dicarlo, Ronald L. Seaman, Marie-Françoise Chesselet).


  • Beginning Russian language
  • Intermediate Russian language
  • Beginning Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • 19th-century Russian novel in translation
  • Culture and society in Imperial Russia
  • Imperial Russia from Peter I to Nicholas II
  • Soviet civilization