Scout J Mills

Scout J Mills


  • MPhil in Slavic Languages with South Slavic minor, Columbia University - In Progress
  • MA in Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University, Cohen Fellow - May 2019

MA Thesis: “Bedazzling Russianness in Three Minutes: Eurovision and the Russian Cultural Narrative Abroad”

  • BA in Russian Studies, Lewis and Clark College - June 2016

BA Thesis: “God Created the Thief, But the Devil Created the Prosecutor: Russian Criminal Identities and Cultural Narratives in the Late Soviet Period”

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st century Russian literature
  • Russian and Serbian popular culture, The Eurovision Song Contest
  • Russian and Serbian national identity and nationalism in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Narratives of sexual violence, gender, sexuality, the body
  • Crime and criminal culture in the Soviet Union and Russia

Conference Presentations

  • “Like A Red Prison: An Investigation of Perspective by Means of Scandal, Culture, and Pussy Riot,” Lewis and Clark College Annual Gender Studies Symposium, March 5, 2014



  • 2017-2019: Beginning and Intermediate Russian Language Coach for NYU Speaking Freely, New York University, New York, USA
  • 2016-2017: Advanced English and Russian Phonetics for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Ukhta State Technical University, Ukhta, Russia