University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity Fall 2015-Spring 2018 Associate Scholar, Penn Humanities Forum (Annual Theme of “Sex”) Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Princeton University, Princeton NJ November 2014 PhD – Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) Dissertation: Radical Chastity: The Politics of Abstinence in Late 19th Century Russian Literature
Columbia University, New York, NY May 2008 B.A. - Russian Literature and Culture (cum laude, Departmental Honors)
Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU), Moscow, Russia 2011-2012 Certificate in Russian
Baskhir State Pedagogical University (BGPU), Ufa, Russia June-August 2011 Certificate in Advanced Russian
Book Manuscripts in progress
Radical Chastity: Abstinence and the Political Imagination in 19th Century Russian Literature
Writing a Free Society: Abolitionist Literature in Russia
Letters of a Free Society: Abolitionist Texts from Russia (volume of translations)
Articles (Peer review)
(Under review at Journal of Social History) “Drafting Tolstoy: War and Peace in the Era of Vietnam.”
(Forthcoming) “Queer Tashkent, Queer Harlem: Langston Hughes' 'The Boy Dancers of Uzbekistan,” Slavic Review, Fall 2017 Issue.
“The Revolution Will Not Be Consummated: The Politics of Tolstoyan Chastity in the West,” Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ), 60.3, 2016.
“Drag(ging) Tolstoy Into Queer Theory: On the Cross-Dressing Motif in War and Peace,” Tolstoy Studies Journal, Volume XXVI, 2014.
“Griboedov in Bed: Meyerhold’s Woe to Wit and the Staging of Sexual Mores in the NEP-era,” Pushkin Review/Пушкинский вестник, Vol. 15, 2012.
Articles (Editor selected)
“Writing the ‘Soviet South’: Inflections of Post-slavery America in Langston Hughes’ Ethnography of Central Asia,” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (New Literary Observer: Special Issue on “Slavery”), No. 142 (2) (6/2016).
“The Importance of Being a Nihilist: Oscar Wilde’s Vera and the Sexual Politics of Russian Radicalism,” Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (New Literary Observer), N.5 (105), 2015.
“From Nigilistki to Pussy Riot: Locating ‘the Personal’ In the History of Women’s Activism in Russia,” Women in Politics/Женщины в политике. Special Issue: Re-introducing “the Personal is Political” to the Post-Soviet Reader., Vol. 2, 2013.
Special Issues Edited
(with Connor Doak, University of Bristol) Co-editing a special issue of Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ) on “Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Russian Culture,” 61.4, Winter 2017, forthcoming.
Selected poems in Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, edited by Mark Burnhope, Sarah Crewe and Sophie Mayer. London: English PEN (2012). • Part of English PEN’s “Writers at Risk Programme” • Voted Best Poetry Anthology at the 2013 Saboteur Awards
“Tolstoy College: The War and Peace of an Anarchist Education,” Social Text, December 21, 2016. http://socialtextjournal.org/tolstoy-college-the-war-and-peace-of-an-anarchist-education/
“Teaching Race in Russia” Series - Multi-part blog series hosted by the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia: http://jordanrussiacenter.org/news/teaching-race-russia-dispatches-harlem-renaissance-new-york-tashkent/ 1. Part I: Dispatches from “The Harlem Renaissance: From New York to Tashkent” 2. Part II: From Harlem to the “Soviet South” 3. Part III: Sartre, Jazz, and the Cossack Dance 4. Part IV: Audre Lorde and Zora Neale Hurston Question the Friendship of Peoples
“Talking Policy: Race and US-Russia Relations,” World Policy Journal, March 3, 2017. http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2017/03/03/talking-policy-jennifer-wilson-race-and-us-russia-relations
“Race and Russia with Jennifer Wilson,” Eurasian Enigma Podcast, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, June 3, 2016. https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/news/eurasian-enigma-raceand- russia-jennifer-wilson
SELECTED HONORS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS
2015-2017 (Declined) University of Chicago Provost’s Career-Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship. 2012. Social Science Research Council (SSRC)-Mellon Mays Graduate Enhancement Scholarship. 2011-2012 United States Department of State (Title VIII) Research Grant (Moscow, Russia). 2011. Charles N. Hanna and Margaret T. Hanna Princeton Fellowship for Graduate Studies. 2011. Social Science Research Council (SSRC)/Mellon Mays Pre-doctoral Research Grant (Moscow, Russia). 2010. Social Science Research Council (SSRC)/Mellon Mays Graduate Enhancement Grant. 2009. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Research Grant (Odessa, Ukraine). 2009. Presidential Fellowship, The Graduate School, Princeton University. 2008. Departmental Honors, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University. 2006-2008. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF), Columbia University. 2004. Simon Guggenheim Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies, Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA -Freshman Seminar: Slavery, Serfdom and Cultures of Bondage in the U.S. & Russia (Fall 2016)
Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia -Graduate Seminar: The Harlem Renaissance: From New York to Tashkent (Spring 2015)
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ -Teaching Assistant for "The Great Russian Novel and Beyond: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov and Others” (Spring 2013) -Teaching Assistant for “Central European Literature of the Twentieth Century” (Fall 2012)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA -First-Year Russian (Spring 2013) -Co-organizer and Judge, Olympiada of Spoken Russian (Sponsored by American Councils for International Education) (Spring 2013)
Fordham University, New York, NY -Second-Year Russian (Fall 2012)
University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands Gender Studies Summer School -Teaching Assistant "Postcoloniality and Posthumanism" (Summer 2009)
ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Columbia University, Community Impact, New York, NY -English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor (Fall 2006-Spring 2008)
Columbia University, Summer Bridge Program, New York, NY -Seminar: Introduction to the Humanities (Intensive summer program in literature and composition for students from underserved communities in New York City) (Summer 2005)
2017. “Nevol’niki: Writing the Black Atlantic in Imperial Russia.” | -Howard University, April 12. -Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Feb 27. -Swarthmore College, February 7. 2016. “The ‘Red South’ and Other Paradigms: Reflections on Teaching Race in Post-Soviet Russia,” Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, April 29. 2016. “Drafting Tolstoy: War and Peace in the Era of Vietnam,” Faculty Series: Utopias After Utopia, Yale University, February 11. 2010: “Limpopo: The Case of Tatyana Tolstaya’s African Woman,” Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), University of Pittsburgh, February 4.
2017. “What Is Old Is New: On Illazad’s Rapture, The Banned 1930’s Novel,” PEN World Voices Festival, New York, NY, May 4. 2017. “Race and US-Russia Relations” The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (New York University), February 6.
Selected Conference Participation
2016. “Writing a “Free Society”: Vol'noe obshchestvo and Abolitionist Literary Societies in Russia,” (ASEEES), November 17. 2016. “Terrorizing Gender: Nihilist Women and the Quest for Radical Androgyny,” (ASEEES), November 17. 2016. “Russian Literature in the Era of Vietnam: The Utopian Project that was Tolstoy College,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Harvard University, March 18. 2016. “Tolstoy College: When Tolstoyanism Met Queer Theory at SUNY-Buffalo,” (AATSEEL), January 9. 2015. "The Importance of Loving a Nihilist: Oscar Wilde's 'Vera' and the Sexual Politics of Russian Radicalism," (ASEEES), November 20. 2015. “Russian Literature in the Era of Vietnam: Tolstoy College and Anarchism in 1960s America,” Radical Americas, University College London (UCL), September 14. 2014. “Tolstoy and the Politics of Spiritualist Sexology,” Gender, Sexuality and Religion Working Group, Princeton University, November 17. 2014. “Affective Cartographies: Re(mapping) Sexual Desire and Political Commitment in Nineteenth Century Russian Literature,” Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS), University of Pennsylvania, November 3. 2014. “Shy, Awkward Men: The Politics of Sexual Impotence in Dostoevsky’s The Possessed,” Slavists Without Borders, University of Pennsylvania, October 21. 2014. “The Importance of Being a Nihilist: Oscar Wilde’s ‘Vera,’” Dumpster Diving and Sustainability: Managing the Limited Resources of Culture, Princeton University, October 17. 2014. “Tolstoy, Political Sexology, and the Chaste Landscape of Reform-era America,” (ASEEES), November 24. 2013. “The Queer Consequences of Tolstoy’s Turn to American Sexology,” Slavics Without Borders Conference, New York University, February 8. 2013. “‘Failed’ Women: Tolstoy’s Spinsters and Queer Theory,” Graduate Colloquium in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, January 15. 2012: “Interdisciplinary and Inclusivity,” (ASEEES), New Orleans, LA, November 16. 2011: “(Drag)ging Tolstoy Into Queer Theory: On the Cross-Dressing Motif in War and Peace,” (AATSEEL), Los Angeles, CA, January 9. 2010: “Staging Sex on the NEP Stage: Meyerhold’s ‘Woe to Wit’ and Sergei Tret’iakov’s ‘I Want a Baby!’” (ASEEES), Los Angeles, CA, November 19. 2010: “(Drag)ging Tolstoy Into Queer Theory: On the Cross-Dressing Motif in War and Peace,” Undoing Eros: Love and Sexuality in Russian Culture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, October 23. 2009: “Tennessee Williams’ Queer Chekhov,” (AATSEEL), Philadelphia, PA, December 29.
2010. Co-organizer, “Undoing Eros: Love and Sexuality in Russian Culture,” Graduate Conference, Princeton University, October 22-23.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Executive Board Member (2016-2019) - Northeast Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference European, and Eurasian Studies (NESEEES) Committee on Membership (2016-present) - Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Diversity Fellow (2012-2013) – Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity, Princeton University Executive Board Member (2010-2016) - Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES)
American Association for Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL) Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Association for Diversity in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ADSEEES) Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) North American Dostoevsky Society International Dostoevsky Society North American Tolstoy Society Dobro Slovo, National Slavic Honor Society