About Me

A photo of Lev Nikulin. It's daytime and he's smiling against a green leafy background.

I am a humanities teacher, translator of Russian, and an academic specializing in Slavic studies. I work on Slavic horror, Nikolai Gogol, and LGBT narratives in late Soviet culture. I previously taught Slavic culture and Russian at Swarthmore College and at Princeton, where I also defended my dissertation on Nikolai Gogol as a horror writer. Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, I live in Philadelphia, PA.

I am always on the lookout for collaborators and like-minded scholars, so feel free to get in touch at levnik9@gmail.com.