ABOUT

I am currently based at the University of Alberta, Canada as a Postdoctoral Scholar. My first book, Superfluous Women: Feminism, Art, and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine is forthcoming on University of Toronto Press in Spring 2020.

 

September 2019 I was hosted as a visiting reseaarcher at IRES: Institute for Russian and East European Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. In 2017-2018 was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine researching and teaching at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy on invitation by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and U.S. State Department. I have also been a Fellow at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

 

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 2016 in Slavic Languages and Literature with a cognate in History and affiliation at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG): the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES); and the U-M Initiative in Digital Humanities.  I hold a B.A. in English Literature and Political Theory from the University of California Berkeley.

I have published peer-reviewed articles in the Anthropology of East Europe Review, The Journal for Ukrainian Politics and Society, and a chapter in the anthology, entitled, Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous. I have also completed translations from Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish by contemporary authors, and have written pieces for a more general audience on current issues involving gender and human rights in the context of global affairs. I am also a member of the international artistic collective of photographers, curators, and writers, Atlantika Collective.