Claudia Kelley

Claudia Kelley


MPhil. in Slavic Languages, Columbia University, May 2021

MA in Russian Literature, Columbia University, May 2019

  • MA Thesis: “Быт или небытие, вот в чем вопрос: An Investigation into the Everyday Life of Moscow and the Muscovite in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s Штемпель: Москва” (Advised by Cathy Popkin)

BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, magna cum laude, June 2015

Research Interests

18th-century Polish literature; Polish and Russian Romanticism; Symbolism; Realism; Positivism; poetics of suspicion; discourse and aesthetics of conspiracy; Enlightenment philosophy; German idealism 

Conference Presentations

"'Man is to Man...a Man:' An Examination of Human Relationships in the Fiction of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky", AATSEEL Conference, San Diego, February 7-9, 2019

“Быт и я: An Examination of Muscovites’ Everyday Life in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s ШтемпельМосква,” Annual Columbia-Princeton Graduate Conference, Princeton University, April 7, 2019

“Seeking and Creating Meaning: Intellectuals of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s Fiction,” at Northeastern Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies Conference, NYU Jordan Center, March 30, 2019 

“Linguistic Prestidigitation: Parsing the Textual Fabric of Bruno Schulz’s ‘Wiosna’” Annual Columbia-Princeton Graduate Conference, Columbia University, March 30, 2018

Courses Taught

Instructor: First-Year Polish, Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Columbia University

Instructor: First-Year Russian, Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 Columbia University

Teaching assistant for Valentina Izmirlieva, “Women and Resistance in Russia,” Spring 2019, Columbia University

Teaching assistant for Valentina Izmirlieva, “Nabokov and Global Culture,” Fall 2018, Columbia University


2019-2020: Recipient of the Harriman Fellowship for Slavic Studies, Columbia University, New York, USA

2017: Recipient of Provost's Diversity Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, USA

2017: Recipient of Dean's Fellowship Columbia University, New York, USA

Additional Information

Organized panel "The Intellectual in Paradigm Crisis" at NESEEES Conference, NYU Jordan Center, March 30, 2019 
Columbia-Princeton Conference - co-organizer, Columbia and Princeton, 2018-2020

Janusz Korczak Conference: Legacy, Pedagogy, Children’s Right’s – conference coordinator, Columbia, 2018

Slavic Department Curriculum Committee, Columbia, 2018-2019


English, Russian, Polish, French (reading knowledge)