Current position

Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University, 2018–2019

Education

Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University, June 2018

Dissertation: Cinematic Languages and the Unrealized Film Projects of Sergei Eisenstein

Advisor: Nariman Skakov

M.A., 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, Germanic and Slavic Languages & Theatre and Media Arts (Directing), Brigham Young University, 2001

 

Publications

“Odd or Even: Eisenstein and Unfinished Work,” The Eisenstein Universe, eds. Julia Vassilieva and Ian Christie. London: Bloomsbury, 2019 (forthcoming).

Foreword to The Gospel in Brief by Leo Tolstoy. New York: HarperCollins, 2011, vii–xiii.

“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.

 

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.

 

Presentations

Le subjectif: Eisenstein, Disney and the Animation of objects.” Invited paper at Sergei Eisenstein and the Play of Objects, Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM), Potsdam, Germany, November 22–24, 2018.

“Odd or Even: Eisenstein and Unfinished Work.” Eisenstein for the Twenty-first Century, Monash Centre, Prato, Italy, June, 2018.

“Notes Toward an Untimely Soviet Comedy.” Invited paper at Stanford Film and Media Studies Conference, Stanford University, April 2018.

"'Legends are Forgotten But Songs Remain': Montage Beyond the Frame in Eisenstein’s American Film Projects." Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2018.

“'Is This Reality or a Dream?': Eisenstein's Precariously Comedic MMM.” American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Annual Conference, Washington DC, February 2018.

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

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

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

 

Teaching

Accelerated First Year Russian, Stanford University (Winter–Spring 2018–19)

Second-year Russian, Stanford University (Fall–Spring 2018–19)

Russian Formalism: Key Texts, guest lecturer, Stanford University (Fall 2018–2019)

Cinemato-graph, co-taught with Nariman Skakov, Stanford University (Fall 2018)

The Photographic Portrait, Parsons School of Design CE, New York (2016)

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

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

Nabokov and Modernism, teaching assistant for Monika Greenleaf, Stanford University (2004)

 

Curation, organization, facilitation

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, 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)