My academic research interests are Russian education and Tuvan culture.

Publications about Tuva

The Scythian Stag in Contemporary Arts and Craft: Tuva and Abroad | New Research of Tuva, no. 1, 2021

Den’ Pobedy vo Vremya Pandemy: reflections on Victory Day in the Republic of Tuva | Lossi 36, 2021

Holidays in a Pandemic: The Republic of Tuva | Self-published, 2021

Contemporary Youth Identity in the Republic of Tuva, Russia | New Research of Tuva, no. 3, 2017

Publications about education in Russia

Teaching Writing: Leo Tolstoy and Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop | Self-published, 2018

Papers presented

Teaching Nick Hornby’s About a Boy through Text-to-Self Analysis: A Five Week Case Study. Paper presented at Summer Institute 2021: Pedagogy, Diversity and Equitable Teaching and Learning of Languages and Cultures across the Curriculum and Platforms. Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC) & Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) Duke University. July 29-31, 2021.

The Scythian Stag in Contemporary Arts and Craft: Tuva and Abroad. Paper presented at “Art” panel at Midwest Slavic Conference. The Ohio State University. April 15-17, 2021.

Teaching Writing: Leo Tolstoy and Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop. Paper presented at “Tolstoy and Dostoevsky” panel at 57th Annual Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. University of South Alabama. March 13-16, 2019.

Tuvan Youth Identity Formation in the Republic of Tuva, Russia. Paper presented at “Identity Formation and Promotion” panel at 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. Columbia University, New York. May 4-6, 2017.

Teaching Academic Writing in a Russian University. Paper presented at Tuvan State University Teacher’s Association Conference. Kyzyl, Republic of Tuva. June 3, 2015.

Conference roles

Discussant. “Language and Linguistics” panel at 57th Annual Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. University of South Alabama. March 13-16, 2019.

Chair. “Regime Legitimacy” panel at 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. Columbia University, New York. May 4-6, 2017.