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Associate professor in Russian, University of Leeds

I work in Russian and Slavonic literature of the 19th-21st centuries, especially Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kundera; urban memory; narrative; humour.

My current research is related to Leeds's collaborative research project 'Russian Culture in the Era of Globalisation'. I am working on appropriations of the 19th Century literary canon in current Russian cultural policy. Forthcoming and recent publications include articles on contemporary women writers' portrayals of Moscow, adaptations on page and screen of the cultural theme of captivity in the Caucasus, and humour in Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Russian, University of Leeds