Ph.D. 2010, Yale University
M. A. 2002, Yale University
B. A. 1992, Moscow State University
Second language acquisition and multimedia teaching materials
Nabokov’s art and thought
Philosophical aspects of literature
Current Courses and Programs
First, Second, and Third-Year Russian, Intensive Russian (First and Second Year), Russian L5: Russian for Literary and Cultural Interpretation, Discussion Sections in Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Business Russian (Tutorial), Selected Works of Russian Literature in the Original (Tutorial); Yale Summer Session at Yale and in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Doctoral Dissertation: Nabokov’s Philosophy of Art. Yale University, 2010.
Complete Russian Course: The Basics. New York: Living Language, Random House: 2008
“Choosing the Hero: Nabokov’s Short Story ‘Recruiting’ as an Introduction to his Aesthetics” (pp. 61-84). Russian Literature, Number 64, 2008.
“Mme Lecerf, If I’m Not Mistaken?..” (An article on the biographic method of V. Nabokov and the identity of Mme Lecerf in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight.) The Nabokovian, Number 43, Fall 1999.