A link to high school no. 6 in Novorossiisk and other details from my professional and educational biography.


Professor of literature
, Dpt of Russian & Slavic Studies, University of Amsterdam

2017-today Editor-in-chief Russian Literature

2015-2019 Project leader Sublime Imperfections, VIDI research program, Netherlands Scientific Organization

2012-2013 Principal investigator Web Wars, subproject of Memory at War, HERA research project, University of Bergen

2009-2012 Postdoctoral fellow Future of Russian, Norwegian Research Council project, University of Bergen

2007-2009 NWO Rubicon Researcher New Sentimentalist Writing in Post-Soviet Russia, Slavonic Dpt, Cambridge University

2006-2007 Affiliated lecturer Russian literature, Leiden University

2006-2007 Contributing editor design and architecture magazines Frame and Mark, Amsterdam

2005-2006 Affiliated lecturer Russian literature & philosophy, University of Amsterdam

2003-2004 Assistant-coordinator College Carrousel: university introductions, University of Groningen


2000-2005 PhD Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Groningen, with distinction

1996-2001 Study internships Humboldt University, Saint Petersburg State University, Pushkin Institute Moscow

1994-2000 BA & MA SLavic Languages & Literatures, University of Groningen, with distinction

1993-1994 Russian Language & Literature exchange program, School no. 6, Novorossiisk


2017-today Senate member, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

2013-today Initiator & chair (with Niels van Doorn) Digital Emotions research collective, ASCA, University of Amsterdam

2013-today Initiator & chair (with Eric Metz & Arent van Nieukerken) Literature in the 21st Century research collective, ASCA, University of Amsterdam

2013-today Advisory Board OSL Netherlands School for Literary Studies

2013-today Advisory Board NIP Dutch Institute St. Petersburg

2008-2016 Co-founder & editor Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (formerly TRCJ)

2014-2015 Interim chair Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, University of Amsterdam

2011-2013 Co-coordinator ICG/ASCA research group Media & Memory, University of Amsterdam

2006-2011 Blogger a.o. The Future of Russian & Russian-cyberspace.org & n8/news

Co-convener Contemporary Russian Culture Studies Group, CRASSH, University of Cambridge

2005-today Proofreader Wereldibliotheek & Fonds voor de letteren

2004-2005 Editorial Board, Universiteitskrant, University of Groningen