Education

Ph.D., Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, expected 2018

Dissertation topic: Cinematic Language and the Un-made Film Scenarios of Sergei Eisenstein

Advisor: Nariman Skakov

Readers: Branislav Jakovljevic, Monika Greenleaf, Karla Oeler

M.A., Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, June 2003

Thesis: “Authenticity and Identity in Vladimir Mayakovsky’s A Cloud in Trousers.”

Advisor: Lazar Fleishman

B.A., double major, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Department of Theatre and Media Arts (Directing), Brigham Young University, 2001

 

Published articles

“John Shade Shaving: Inspiration and Composition in a Selection from Pale Fire.” Nabokov Studies, v. 10, 2006

“Tolpa/Chern’,” Crowds, eds. Jeffrey T. Schnapp and Matthew Tiews. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2006

 

Published translations

Sergei Eisenstein, The Primal Phenomenon | Art. Edited by Oksana Bulgakowa and Dietmar Hochmuth. Berlin: Potemkin Press, 2017

Sergei Eisenstein, Disney. Edited by Oksana Bulgakowa and Dietmar Hochmuth. Berlin: Potemkin Press, 2013

Leo Tolstoy, The Gospel in Brief. New York: HarperCollins, 2011

Flies in the Snuffbox. One-act plays by Anton Chekhov, performed San Diego, CA (2007); New York, NY (2008); Orem, UT (2009); Edinburgh, Scotland (2009)

 

Conference presentations

“'Is This Reality or a Dream?': Eisenstein's Precariously Comedic MMM.” Presented at AATSEEL Annual Conference, Washington DC, February 2018

“'Mutability is Natural': Disney, Eisenstein, and Transcendent Form.” Presented at Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2017

“Sensation/Phenomenon: Coasts of Utopia in Production.” Presented at “Utopia’s Coasts: Stoppard in New York and Moscow.” Stanford University. 23 May 2008

“John Shade Shaving: Inspiration and Composition in a Selection from Pale Fire.” Presented “Visuality / Literacy / Corporeality Conference.” Stanford University. 12 April 2004

“Tolstoy’s Mirror: The Pre-Psychoanalytic in Childhood.” Presented at California Slavic Colloquium, Stanford University. 6 April 2002

 

Teaching experience

Faculty Instructor, “The Photographic Portrait,” Parsons / The New School CE, New York (2016)

Beginning Russian Instructor, ABC Language Institute, New York (2008–09)

Instructor, First-Year Russian, Stanford University (2002–04, 2007)

Teaching Assistant, “Nabokov and Modernism,” for Monika Greenleaf, Stanford University (2004)

 

Professional experience

Co-organizer, “Utopia’s Coasts: Stoppard in New York and Moscow.” Stanford University. 22–23 May 2008

Research assistant, translation consultant, The Factory of Gestures: Body Language in Film, for Oksana Bulgakowa, Stanford Humanities Lab. 2005–6

Co-organizer and translator, “Andrei Voznesensky: Poetry Reading,” Stanford University. 29 April 2004

Curator, “Alphabeticon: Russian Experiments with Text and Image in the 20th Century,” Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, Stanford University. 8 May–30 August 2003

 

Advising and student supervision

Departmental liaison, Slavianskii Dom (undergraduate Slavic language residence), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University. April–June 2007

Resident student advisor, Program coordinator, Brigham Young University Study Abroad, St. Petersburg, Russia. May–August 2001

 

Professional affiliations and memberships

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

 

Languages

English (native), Russian (fluent), Polish (conversational), German (conversational), Old Church Slavonic (reading), French (reading)