My path to studies in Comparative Literature via a BA in Russian Studies from the American University and an MA in English from Andrews University has given me a variety of skills for examining texts and their contexts as well as for translating ideas from one language and culture to another. These complementary skills have informed the way I interact with colleagues and students in my work as a researcher, as an instructor, as a public relations coordinator, and as a technical writer. Because of my experiences working with academic and professional colleagues from around the world, I am committed to fostering diversity in the campus community by making the classroom a safe space for the exchange of ideas about race and ethnicity, gender identity and sexuality, politics, and faith.


Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Purdue University, 2015

M.A. English, Andrews University, 2007

B.A. Russian Studies, The American University, 2001

Other Publications

2022 [review of] Mads Sohl Jessen, Marina Balina, Ben Hellman, and Johs. Nørregaard Frandsen, editors. Hans Christian Andersen in Russia. Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark, 2020. In Marvels & Tales, forthcoming

2022 [journal article] “Writing Our Stories with Hooks and Needles: Literary Women’s Voices in Textiles” Cultural Studies, Vol. 36 (2022), no. 5

2022 [creative non-fiction] Pastors, Chiefs, and Warlords: The Ministry of Being With, with Bob Walters, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, May, 2022

2017  [book chapter]  “The Findern Codex and In the Middle: Understanding ME Vernacular Manuscripts through the Lens of Social Media in the Twenty-First Century,” The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript: Text Colelctions from a European Perspective. Eds. Karen Pratt, Bart Besmusca, and Ad Putter. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht

2016 [journal article]   “Putting Words in Their Mouths: Russian Bylini as Discursive Space.” Folklorica, Vol. 20 (2016), pp. 83-111

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