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- Stanford University
- Cultural studies; queerness and religion; queerness and the law
- Lecturer in Slavic Languages & Literatures
- Short Bio
I am interested in gender and sexuality in Russia, with an emphasis on queerness. I am currently developing my doctoral thesis into a monograph entitled “Queer Traditions in Early Modern Russia”. The book argues that queerness constituted a profound part of Russian Orthodox culture in the premodern period. My next major project will focus on the criminalization of homosexuality in Russia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in comparison with Northern Europe. It will explore different legal discourses of homosexuality and their lived consequences.
- All periods; particular focus on the early modern period
- Russian; Church Slavonic
- Recent/Major Publications
“Banning Spiritual Brotherhoods and Establishing Marital Chastity in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Muscovy and Ruthenia”, Palaeoslavica, 25:2 (September 2017), 80-108.
“Eunuchs and Ascetic Masculinity in Kievan Rus”, The Medieval History Journal, 21 (April 2018), 100-116.
“Reading the Body: Hesychasm in the Life of Saint Stephen, Bishop of Perm”, Rossica Antiqua, 2017:2 (March 2018), 63-78.