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About Me

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

I am an instructor, translator of Russian, and 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

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