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Research overview

I’m a second-year PhD researcher in Russian, awarded an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. My thesis, ‘The Role of Objects and Agency in Late Imperial Russian Detective Fiction,’ analyses early Russian detective fiction texts from new materialist and posthumanist perspectives. My research challenges anthropocentric conceptions of authority actors, thereby reshaping contemporary approaches to detective fiction and literary studies.

My cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary supervisory team includes Dr Claire Whitehead (Russian, University of St Andrews), Dr John Harries (Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh), and Dr Herve Menard (Forensic Science, University of Dundee).

I completed my MSt in Modern Languages Russian with Distinction at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford in 2020 and my MA (Hons) in International Relations and Russian With Integrated Year Abroad at the University of St Andrews in 2019.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Intersectional Posthumanities Course directed by Prof Rosi Braidotti, Universiteit Utrecht

Award Date: 25 Aug 2023

Master of Studies, Gulag Materialities: Assemblages and the Liminality of Life and Death in Solzhenitsyn and Shalamov (Distinction), University of Oxford

Oct 2019Aug 2020

Master of Arts, International Relations and Russian With Integrated Year Abroad, University of St Andrews

Sept 2014Jun 2019


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