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

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Faculty of Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellow
Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto (CA)
Postdoctoral project: “Performing Queerness, Performing Russia: Contemporary LGBTQ Theater and Drama as the Nation’s Ghostwriter” | 08/2019 – 07/2021
Postdoctoral Fellow (starting grant)
DFG Research Training Group “Privacy and Digitalization,” University of Passau | 11/2018 – 04/2019
Lecturer, Russian Literature and Culture
Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures, University of Passau | 04/2018 – 03/2019
Graduate research associate (doctoral fellow)
DFG Research Training Group 1681/2 “Privacy and Digitalization”
University of Passau (DE) | 04/2015 – 01/2019
Lecturer, Russian Language
Language Center, University of Passau | 10/2012 – 03/2018

RESEARCH VISITS & SUMMER SCHOOLS  

Visiting postdoctoral researcher | 2019, Apr 17–July 15
School of Cultural Studies, NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Visiting doctoral researcher | 2018, Aug 21–25
Writer’s Block Rehab (CenAR Summer Lab, Aug 1–31, 2018), Prague, Czech Republic
Visiting doctoral 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

FUNDING AWARDS

Individual Fellowships & Grants

Faculty of Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto, 08/2019 – 07/2021
DFG RTG “Privacy and Digitalization,” 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, University of Passau, 10/2012 – 08/2013
Scholarship of the President of Russia for Academic Excellence, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University (nominated by the Department, 3 awards among 120 students), 09/2010 – 08/2011
Travel grants awarded by the Graduate Center of the U of Passau (2017), the DAAD (2018), and DFG RTG “Privacy and Digitalization” (2015–2017)

Co-Investigator Funding Awarded

Conference grant, Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany: organization of the conference “‘Outside Its Comfort Zone’: Late Socialist Eastern and East-Central Europe between the Private and the Public,” Dec 8–10, 2017, University of Passau, co-investigator with Lukas Raabe.

Workshop Grant, DFG RTG 1681/2 “Privacy and Digitalization”: organization of the workshop “Privates Erzählen,” Jan 20–21, 2017, University of Passau, co-investigator with Steffen Burk and Miriam Piegsa

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), Ukrainian (reading and oral comprehension)
Modern Greek (A1, self-assessment)