About Me

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

I'm an academic working in Slavic studies and specializing in horror fiction. I work as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College, and my research focuses on Nikolai Gogol, genre studies (including horror, the Gothic, and science fiction), and LGBT studies in nineteenth-century Russian literature, as well as late Soviet and post-Soviet film and culture.

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

Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, I live in Philadelphia, PA.