- Ph.D., University of Southern California
- M.A., University of Southern California
- B.Phil., University of Pittsburgh
- The Russian Metahistorical Imagination and Russian Fiction of Perestroika. Dissertation, University of Southern California. January 2005.
- “Butterfly or Flutterby: the "Patch of Recognizable History" in Vladimir Nabokov's autobiography Speak Memory.” Paper read at the Western Conference on Christianity and Literature. La Mirada, CA, May 2008.
- “The Victim, The Survivor, and the Sublime Space of Transformed Identity in Mikhail Kuraev’s Perestroika Novella Captain Dikshtein.” Paper read at the Western Conference on Christianity and Literature. Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2007.
- “Georgii Vladimov and the Perestroika Historical Imagination: Echoes of a Different Past.” Conference Paper. AATSEEL 2000 conference, Washington D.C., December 2000.
- “Top Dog—Tvorets: the Frankenstein Subtext of Bulgakov’s Sobach’e Serdtse.” Conference Paper. California Graduate Student Colloquium. University of California, Berkeley, April 2000.
Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews
- Arts and Humanities
- Cross-cultural Issues