Alexey Shvyrkov

Alexey Shvyrkov


M.Phil. Columbia University, Slavic Languages and Literatures with a Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society (In Progress)

M.A., Russian and Slavic Studies, University of Arizona (2020)

           Thesis: “Can the Post-Soviet Subaltern Speak? Silence, Women Emancipation and Postcolonial Discourse in Guzel Iakhina's Zuleikha Otkryvaet Glaza.

B.A., Major in Worlds Languages, Literature and Culture; Minor in Political Science and International Relations, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan (2018)

Research Interests

Post-Soviet Russophone Literatures, Critical Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Trauma and Memory Studies, Contemporary Popular Culture, 20th and 21st cent. Czech Literature

Conference Presentations

“Can the Post‐Soviet Subaltern Speak? Silence, Women's Emancipation and Postcolonial Discourse in Guzel' Iakhina's Zuleikha otkryvaet glaza.” AATSEEL, Virtual Convention, 2021.

“Orientalizing Self: Language, Identity, and Postcolonial Discourse in Klasstastar.” ASEEES, Virtual Convention, 2020.

“Dead among Us: The Immortal Regiment and Performative Memory of War.” AATSEEL, San Diego 2020.

“Outliving the Collapse: Trauma and Memory in Contemporary Russophone Kazakhstani Literature.” ASEEES, San Francisco, 2019.