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Sophie Pinkham, Lecturer
Areas of interest:
-The Pushkin cult (especially in its later iterations)
-Writer cults and nationalism
-Poetics and politics of censorship (mainly in the Soviet and post-Soviet period)
-The Soviet avant-garde
-Politics and pop culture, especially music
-Ukrainian politics and culture
-MA in Regional Studies--Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
-BA in English, Yale University, magna cum laude with distinction in the major
Languages: Russian, French; basic Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian and Ukrainian
MA Thesis: "Zdesizdat and Discursive Rebellion: The Metropol Affair" (Spring 2014)
Essays and book reviews on Russian and Ukrainian culture and politics for Dissent, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, n+1, The Sixties, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, BOMB.
"Zdesizdat and Discursive Rebellion: The Metropol Affair," at Columbia-Princeton graduate student conference, April 2014.
Courses Taught: Literature Humanities (preceptor), Censorship After the Thaw RUSSV3305 (instructor), First-Year Russian (instructor), Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and the English Novel, RUSSW4011 (teaching assistant),