My areas of interest include Russian literature, 19th-century and pre-revolutionary prose, 18th-century literature, West European and American literature, cultural studies and semiotics, performing arts (opera, ballet, drama, music) and performance studies, urban studies, imperialism, monuments and commemorations, the presence of the past, the art of interpretation, literary canon and popular culture.
"The Paradoxical Properties of Culture: Moscow Heritage Sites after Luzhkov"
Cultural Properties: The Afterlife of Imperial Objects in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia
Rites of Place: Public Commemoration in Russia and Beyond (edited volume)
Staging Russianness: Cultural Life in Performance; Russian Imperial Masterworks and their Post-Histories.
PhD 1996, Harvard
BA 1980, Yale