I am an Associate Professor of Slavic Studies in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and the Vice-President of the North American Dostoevsky Society. I specialize in Russian literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, and teach classes about Russian, Slavic and comparative literature and culture. More information about my research and activities can be found on my institutional profile and my personal website.


My book, Writing Fear: Russian Realism and the Gothic, is about the ways Russian realist writers used narrative models from European gothic fiction in their work. It is forthcoming in 2022 with University of Toronto Press. My new research project is about the way Arctic space is imagined as a site of competing temporalities across media around the turn of the 20th century. Additionally, I serve as editor of The Bloggers Karamazov, the blog of the North American Dostoevsky Society, and am working with Kate Holland on Digital Dostoevsky, a SSHRC-funded digital humanities project investigating Dostoevsky’s corpus using computational textual analysis methodologies. I am also a member of the Data-Sitters Club.


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