Bio

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Slavic Literary Studies | 2019 (magna cum laude)
University of Passau, Germany
M.A., Russian and East Central European Studies | 2015
University of Passau, Germany
Specialist Degree, Teacher of English and Spanish Languages | 2012 (with distinction)
Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University, Yaroslavl, Russia

ACADEMIC POSITIONS                             

Research
Faculty of Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellow | 08/2019 → 07/2021
Women & Gender Studies Institute, U of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellow | 11/2018 → 04/2019
DFG Research Training Group 1681/2 “Privacy and Digitalization,” University of Passau
Graduate Research Associate | 04/2015 → 03/2018
DFG Research Training Group 1681/2 “Privacy and Digitalization,” U of Passau

Teaching
Teaching Fellow | 04/2016 → 03/2019
Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures, U of Passau
Russian Teaching Fellow | 10/2012 → 03/2018
Language Center of the U of Passau

RESEARCH VISITS & SUMMER SCHOOLS  

Visiting researcher | 2019, Apr 17–July 15
School of Cultural Studies, NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Visiting researcher | 2018, Aug 21–25
Writer’s Block Rehab (CenAR Summer Lab, Aug 1–31, 2018), Prague, Czech Republic
Visiting researcher | 2017, Mar 11–Apr 15
University of Amsterdam, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Summer school | 2015, Jul 24–31
“Late Socialism (1956–85): The Forgotten Years between Stalinism and Perestroika,” Tallinn, Estonia

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

Scholarships
Faculty of Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, U of Toronto | 08/2019 → 07/2021
DFG Starting Grant for Postdoctoral Researchers | 11/2018 → 04/2019
DFG Doctoral Research Scholarship | 04/2015 → 03/2018
DAAD Stibet Matching Funds Stipendium | 09/2013 → 01/2015
Deutschlandstipendium of the University of Passau | 10/2012 → 08/2013
President of Russia Student Scholarship | 09/2010 → 08/2011

External Project Funding
Conference grant from the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany (organization of the international conference “‘Outside Its Comfort Zone’: Late Socialist Eastern and East-Central Europe Between the Private and the Public,” Dec 8–10, 2017, U of Passau, co-investigator with Lukas Edeler, U of Passau)
Grant size: 12K Euros | 2017

Academic Travel Grants
DAAD Travel Grant (ASEEES 2018)
Travel Grant of the Graduate Center of the University of Passau (conference “Communicating Russian Business in Fictional Discourse(s),” Vienna, Austria) | 2018
Travel Grant of the Graduate Center of the University of Passau (ASEEES 2017), complemented by a travel grant of the DFG Research Training Group 1681/2 “Privacy and Digitalization” | 2017

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Russian (native), English (C2, teacher qualification), German (C1, self-assessment),
Spanish (DELE C1, teacher qualification), French (DELF B2), Italian (CILS B2),
Polish (B2, three years of study), Czech (A2, two years of study), Modern Greek (A1, self-assessment)