I am a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at NYU where I work on Soviet and post-Soviet literature and culture. My research centers on the relationship between cultural memory and embodiment in film, television, fashion, and performance art. My dissertation “Beyond Nostalgia: Remediating the Soviet Body in Russian Culture under Putin” asks how contemporary fascination with the past generates the concept of the post-Soviet body which I probe as a productive analytical tool for understanding post-Soviet engagement with Soviet culture. My other teaching and research interests include gender theory, history of global feminisms, Soviet gender politics, Soviet and contemporary film genres, aesthetics of melodrama, fashion studies, the 1990s, social media and cultural consumption.